The other night, I spoke to a young man who’d just put his beautiful girlfriend into an Uber, outside the Hakassan restaurant on Bruton Street, after standing about waiting in the freezing cold, even though there were five available Taxis on the rank.
I asked him if he thought she’d be safe, in light of the 48 serious sexual assaults which occurred in Uber cars last year, one every eleven days.
"Don’t be silly man, I only use top end Uber service, Mercs and BMWs...shit ain't gonna happen in one of them, it only happens in Prius UberX cars".
Below is an article from the Islinton and Hackney Gazette last night.
Would you feel safe putting your loved one in Kareem's Silver Mercedes Uber?
A 24-year-old Uber driver stopped and searched by cops was found with a “lethal” lock knife “precariously clenched in between his buttocks”.
Police pulled over Kareem Worthington of Providence Court, Islington, after he was spotted driving his silver Mercedes “erratically” in New North Road yesterday afternoon.
Worthington appeared “nervous and agitated”, and when cops saw some white powder which they believed could be a controlled substance, they took him to Stoke Newington Police Station.
During a strip search officers noticed “something coming out of his backside”.
“It was a knife,” said Det Insp Paul Ridley.
“I’ve come across knives concealed and stored everywhere, but never before stuck up someone’s backside, it’s ridiculous.”
Worthington told police he keeps the knife in his car all the time, and when cops pulled him over he decided to hide it.
He appeared before Thames Magistrates Court today and pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.
He was immediately sentenced to six months imprisonment.
Worthington was convicted for possession of a bladed article in 2011 and 2012, and was imprisoned for affray in 2014.
Two other men were found with knives during stop and searches by police in Hackney yesterday.
“That’s the scale of what we are dealing with,” said Det Insp Ridley.
“That’s why it’s so crucial we continue stopping and searching people. There are lots of people out there who are carrying knives.
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT.
These questions need to be asked:
Kareem Worthington had two convictions for carrying a concealed weapon in 2011-2012, and a prison term for violence in 2014.
How the hell did this man get a Private Hire Licence?
How did this man end up working for Uber?
We suspect that this is just one of Helen Chapman's 13,000 PH Uberdrivers with a fake DBS check.
WILL OUR ORGS, WHO HAVE THE EAR OF MIKE BROWN, BE SCREAMING FOR THESE DRIVERS WITH FAKE DBS CHECKS TO BE IMMEDIATLY SUSPENDED.....BEFORE SOMEONE IS MURDERED