Monday, September 10, 2012

Warning over unlicensed taxis

REPORTS of unlicensed taxis operating this weekend are being investigated by police and the Isle of Wight Council.

A police spokesman said: "One Volkswagen van was seized by police because the vehicle did not have the correct insurance to carry fare paying passengers.

"A number of people in the van confirmed to officers that they had paid the driver to take them from Newport town centre to the Bestival music festival.

"Police and Isle of Wight Council are warning other unlicensed taxi drivers that action will be taken against them if they accept money from passengers without the necessary insurance or licence issued by the local authority.
"Officers are also advising members of the public not to put themselves at risk by paying an unlicensed driver."

Anyone with information can contact police by phoning 101.

Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Isle of Wight Council's Licensing team can be contacted by phoning 01983 823159.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obviously not London

Vaclav Haldady said...

Hendy you need to get out more,

Anonymous said...

Old billingsgate market, banqueting house, senate house, one mayfair, one marylebone, the anthologist bar, reflex bar, the gable, kanaloa. What do all these venues have in common? They all have rides2 drivers & cbj's touting outside them!

Anonymous said...

And news just in that LTPH have lost their case against Berkeleys Cars to revoke their license at Babble

Taxi Leaks said...

Just checked this out with LTPH and I'm told they haven't been to court with this firm over license at Babble

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