Uber driver sent packing after police intercept non-essential trip from Leeds to the Lake District

A second cab/private hire vehicle travelling on a non-essential trip from Leeds to the Lake District has been intercepted by Cumbria Roads Police in two weeks, and on this occasion it was an Uber driver.

A spokesperson for the Cumbria Police said: "This taxi [Uber] from Leeds so nearly made it to the Lake District. We showed him the way back to the M6. Stay home. Save Lives."

Officers snapped a photo of the culprit's Leeds licensed silver Volkswagen Passat, sporting an Uber sticker along the top of the rear window.

The incident sparked a wave of criticism from members of the public, with one saying: "I think these idiots should be required to report to the local police station or for local police force to ensure they are back in their home town after being directed back. I know it's more on yourselves though."

Others demanded the occupants of the vehicle receive a fine, with one saying: "With a huge fine to help him on his way, I hope."

This latest incident involving a Leeds cab or private hire vehicle heading to the desirable location comes just two weeks after the same policing team highlighted a similar interception.

On the previous occasion four men were caught in the taxi attempting to sneak into the Lake District at 01:30am.

They were also sent packing, escorted by the police, back to the Lancashire border.

Image credit: Twitter - @CumbriaRoadsPol

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