Police catch unlicensed minicab driver touting outside iconic London nightclub

A minicab driver was caught by police officers illegally touting for work outside Fabric, the iconic London nightclub.

According to Met Police sources, a male driver in his 50’s was stopped and reported for Taxi Touting in the early hours this morning.

A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police Roads and Transport team, wrote via social media: “One unlicensed minicab driver in his 50’s stopped and reported for Taxi Touting, this morning outside Fabric nightclub, Charterhouse Street EC1V, by the Taxi and Private Hire Policing Early Turn Team @TfL @TfLTPH.”

This latest incident follows two successful prosecutions earlier this week by the Met Police against drivers illegally touting. Both drivers were heavily fined and disqualified from driving for a least 18 months.

In a separate incident on Saturday night, the Met Police Specials unit also reported a London minicab for an offence that was described as ‘not acceptable and dangerous’.

According to police source, the private hire driver was seen reversing the wrong way down a one-way road onto the roundabout of a dual-carriageway.

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