Two drivers, both licensed by authorities outside of Liverpool City, have been caught illegally plying for hire by licensing enforcement officers.
Both incidents happened on Saturday 7 March, during a night of checks.
One driver reported was a Wolverhampton plated private hire driver and the other was licensed by Sefton Council.
Both drivers will now face prosecution, which could come with a large fine and points added on their driving licence for operating without valid insurance.
Only hackney carriage licensed taxi drivers are permitted to pick up passengers who have not pre-booked through a licensed operator.
If a private hire driver accepts a fare that hasn't been pre-booked, their hire and reward insurance becomes void.
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