Pink stretch limo and Lamborghini fall foul of yesterday’s UK taxi and private hire enforcement work
Police forces and licensing authorities around the UK took to social media to highlight their enforcement work in the taxi and private hire industry.
In London, Metropolitan Police Officers part of the #CabsUnit operation in the capital, stopped a minicab with a defective tyre. The photo on social media showed a large gouge in the tyre wall.
According to the police source, the driver of the vehicle was issued with a TOR (Taken off Road) notice and the minicab was made unfit until repaired and retested.
Officers in London also seized a stretched Pink limousine after pulling the vehicle over for some routine checks. During the checks, officers found the vehicle had no insurance in place, resulting in the vehicle being seized and sent to the pound.
One member of the public commented on social media: “Can’t possibly think what might draw your attention to a bright pink stretched Mercedes”.
In Merseyside, Liverpool City Council Licensing Officers suspended TWO Setfon licensed private hire vehicles for defective tyres.
In Birmingham, a West Midlands Taxi and Private Hire Police Officer's attention was drawn towards a vehicle parked on a working taxi rank. It wasn’t any old vehicle though... it was a bright red Lamborghini, which unfortunately for the owner had no licence plates visible.
The Police spokesperson on Twitter said: “I don’t need to blank this plate on the basis ..... anyway, that’s two offences the owner is being prosecuted for!”