In 2012 Taxi Leaks exposed a story of a Mr M Hakizimana, 41, alleged by the UK Border Agency's War Crimes Unit, to have helped Hutu soldiers kill civilian members of the Tutsi ethnic group during a million person genocide in 1994.
Home office were aware of this man for a number of years and his past would have been flagged up on any CRB check.
Yet under Sir Peter Hendy's and LTPH's Director John Mason's watch, this man was judged a fit and proper person to hold a Private Hire Licence.
A national newspaper, reported he was working for a private hire operator in East London.
As far as we know he is still wanted for war crimesaliban Fighter Judged Fit To Be Minicab Driver By
Also in 2012, a Taliban fighter in Dhani-Ghorri in northern Afghanistan, renounced for their improvised explosive devices (car Bombs), told the Guardian newspaper he lived most of the time in east London, but came back to Afghanistan for three months every year for combat.
"I work as a minicab driver," said the man, who has the rank of a mid-level Taliban commander. "I make good money there (in the UK), you know.
These are just two of the worse cases, we believe there are many more.
Statement From Helen Chapman :
"EVERY APPLICANT FOR A PH DRIVERS LICENCE HAS UNDERGONE A FULL DBS CHECK."
But, how do you carry out an enhanced DBS check on someone who has only been in the country for a matter of months? The simple answer is...you can't.
We are informed that applicants who have lived in another country for longer than 12 months in the last 3 years have to provide a letter of good conduct from that country.
It's also been alleged that these letters can be purchased by anyone in police stations in India for as little as $300
Freedom Of Information :
Our researcher recently carried out a freedom of information request on the number of applicants, needing this type of letter, who have applied for a PH drivers licence in a six mouth period.
These are the details:
In the six months April to September 2015, there were 564 applicants who were licensed after providing such a letter.
Every day, every night, thousands of PHVs are left unabated outside mainline termini, government buildings, concert halls, hotels and restaurants.
Unbelievably laxed security at St Pancras where minicabs are allowed to park, double park, for hours at a time.
With the countries security level currently on SEVERE, do you believe TfL are doing enough to safeguard the citizens of our capital from terrorist attack ?
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS THREAT
BECOMES A REALITY