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Sussex Police report driver for offering unlicensed taxi services and having no insurance

Image credit: Brighton Police (Facebook)

An unmarked vehicle offering unlicensed taxi services in Brighton was stopped and reported by Sussex Police officers.

On Friday 29 July police officers supported by Brighton and Hove City Council Taxi Licensing team, were out conducting checks in the city.

According to police sources, the Mercedes-Benz vehicle was stopped where the driver was found to be an unlicensed taxi driver and not covered by any insurance policy.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said via social media: “The driver was been reported for the driving offences and is now under investigation for being an unlicensed taxi driver.

“Remember, always book your taxi through a reputable source and you can always request to see the driver's taxi licence, which should be on display.

“We work closely with taxi marshalls from Pagoda Security in the city. The taxi marshalls ensure vulnerable people can get home safely from a night out.”

Stuart Aldred, Pagoda Security, said: "We are so pleased to be working with both the police and council to help safeguard vulnerable people in the night time economy and provide a valued and important service."


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