A few months ago, I was informed that an undercover team from LTPH compliance visited the night venue on the corner of Kings Road and Lots Road called Embargo.
Believe it or not, the team could find no evidence of any illegal activity.
So, I decided to go back there and see for myself. How easy could it be to catch the orange jacketed minicab controllers at it. Within just a few minutes of arriving, I found this minicab outfit;
1)...Illegally plying for hire
2)...Clipboard Johnny taking booking outside on pavement
3)...And open touting taking place.
Unfortunately I was recognised and had to depart a bit lively. But in the short time I was there I witnessed two reportable offences and a number of arrestable offences. It's not hard, they don't even try to be discreet.
So, if I can do it... Why can't trained compliance officers with specialised filming equipment do it?