Updated: Jun 5
More than 40 private hire vehicle (PHV) drivers were ushered on by police officers and told to drop-off elsewhere after safety concerns arose during local running event.
On Saturday 13 May the Inner North West Neighbourhood Policing Team and Leeds City Council Taxi Licencing conducted a joint operation in Far Headingley. The operation was initiated in response to community concerns regarding the unsuitable drop-off locations and obstructions caused by PHVs that were dropping off Otley Run participants.
The joint operation resulted in more than 40 vehicles being stopped and advised to park elsewhere to ensure the safety and convenience of the community. Moreover, one private hire licence was suspended due to non-compliance with regulations.
This joint operation between the neighbourhood policing team and the taxi licensing authority demonstrated a collaborative effort towards ensuring public safety and convenience.
The authorities will continue to enforce strict compliance measures to maintain public safety.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said via social media: “Officers from Inner North West Neighbourhood Policing Team and Leeds City Council Taxi Licencing conducted a joint operation in Far Headingley.
“This was in response to community concerns, regarding the large numbers of private hire vehicles dropping off Otley Run participants in unsuitable locations and causing obstructions.
“In excess of 40 vehicles were stopped and advised to park elswhere & 1 private hire licence was suspended.
“There will be further collaborations in the near future.”