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BIN LAUNCHER: Police search for taxi passenger throwing bin at cab after refusing to wear facemask

Updated: Jan 2, 2021


A bin was launched at a taxi vehicle in Grimsby after the cabbie asked the passenger to wear a face mask.


Officers from Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened outside a property on Redbourne Road, Grimsby on Thursday 26 November.

According to police sources at around 8.30pm, a taxi driver reportedly had a bin thrown at his car by a passenger after they refused to wear a face mask.


The bin striking the vehicle caused damage to the cab.


Face coverings became mandatory for taxi and private hire users after an announcement made by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in September.

Relevant exemptions continue to apply for those with health, disability, or other reasons in line with the current face coverings on public transport regulations.


The penalty for passengers failing to wear a face covering is £200 for a first offence, doubling each time to a maximum fine of £6,400.


Police are urging people who saw this incident take place, or saw anything suspicious around this time, to call them on their non-emergency number 101 quoting log 533 of 26/11/20.

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