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Police suspend two licensed vehicles during Leeds Bradford Airport taxi and PHV checks

Updated: Feb 19

Image credit: Leeds North West Neighbourhood Policing Team

Two licensed vehicles were suspended by police officers performing checks on taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV) at Leeds Bradford Airport.

The operation, which took place on Thursday 15 February, resulted in the inspection of 24 vehicles, uncovering notable safety issues.

During the checks, aimed at assessing the roadworthiness of vehicles servicing the airport, two vehicles were immediately suspended from operation due to major defects. Additionally, two other vehicles were issued rectification notices for minor defects identified by the inspection team.

A Leeds North West Neighbourhood Policing Team spokesperson said: “Yesterday morning, NPT Officers worked alongside representatives from Leeds City Council's Taxi and Private Hire Licensing department to conduct checks of vehicles dropping off & collecting customers at Leeds Bradford Airport.

“Twenty four vehicles were inspected, with two recieving immediate suspensions for major defects & two given rectification notices for minor defects.

“We will continue to arrange these multi-agency operations to ensure the safety of those using our roads.”


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