Monday, May 23, 2016

Police Ignore Assaults On Female By PHV Drivers In Harlington



Amazing footage of a Harlington resident, Christine Aardman, who's had enough of the private hire vehicles she feels are destroying the area. So she decided to video what's been happening in a parking area of little Harlington playing fields, Sipson Lane. 


She went their to take a few picture but while there, on 9th April 2016 at 9:10 am, she was subjected to racial and sexual abuse.

She said "It's a risky business going to no-go areas full of Heathrow PH drivers, but I only planned to see if things have improved from three days earlier, when I first contacted the police.

"As soon as I arrived I was spotted by a PHV driver who shouted 'hay woman, what are you doing here?'. Intimidation and assaults followed, but it was the caf├ęs leaseholder who rang the police".


A further assault happens just before police arrive but no crime will appear in police figures. So that's no action and no red faces, about the no go areas created by Heathrow (private hire vehicles) drivers

The lady filming, later discovered that the police officially recorded the incidents as a littering and parking issues.

Christine says she was shocked by the lead police officers attitude. His focus was more on the female owner who had made the call to the police on behalf of the private hire drivers. He didn't want to see film she had taken or CCTV of the incident.

Video below was removed by Uber's investor Google after complaints from the aggressive drivers who assaulted the female, saying that this film exposed their identity.


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10 comments:

Alex W said...

Truly disgusting, its worth noting that Uber defined geofencing to setup these areas as virtual ranks, it is no accident that PHV drivers have congregated in these areas this has been by design.

Anonymous said...

The police have been told by government not to make waves with uber drivers.
As far as they concerned 100,000 minicab drivers, are 100,000 taken off direct benefits

Anonymous said...

Block them ,no wifi no job.

Tony Casey said...

when there is over supply of phv cars, this is what happens..remember there is no unmet demand..yet ltph keep churning out 700 new licenses per week ..but seem unable to process existing Licensed Taxi renewals in good time, often upto 5 months in advance of expiry..WE MUST CALL FOR A PUBLIC ENQUIRY

Anonymous said...

Why not do what the Taxi trade done to the GLC, turn up early and take all the available parking spaces !

Tony C said...

Anon 9:24
That's was when the councillors used to drive.
They now have free travel cards and some use bikes.
Virtually non of them drive themselves any more

Tony C said...

Blocking their WiFi is a great idea,
but unfortunately illegal and carries a possible prison sentence
as blocking would also affect emergency services.

alfie cane said...

What third world country was this filmed ....

Anonymous said...

Tfl are licensing these type of characters to be trusted with the unsuspecting public I bet most people who saw this would not want their wife or daughter taken home at night by them especially as they are allowed to use blacked out windows as well truly disturbing

Anonymous said...

These threats of physical violence against a defenceless woman – actually a Hillingdon Council appointed voluntary ‘Street Champion’ – are totally unacceptable. But such attitudes are not surprising in a nationwide and growing culture of abuse of women. But it is also unacceptable for the police not to support the lady and indeed in not showing any interest in her case and her video evidence. These drivers also litter the surrounding areas frequently clearing out the trash from their vehicles and dumping the stuff on the pavement to blow around in the wind. But the lady was most concerned at the drivers shitting and urinating in public spaces around the area. The area includes Little Harlington Playing Fields and William Byrd Primary School – this filthy behaviour is not acceptable with children around; indeed it is not acceptable period. S.Byers