LTPH Lose Appeal against Diamond Cars

On Tuesday, The Taxi Trade stood stunned, as the news emerged of the result from the appeal against the revocation of the satellite office license at Abacus in the City of London. No reports or statements have been forthcoming from LTPH. The only news report of the...

Rapist Minicab Driver is Jailed 16 Years After Attack

THORNTON HEATH, SOUTH LONDON; ERITH, KENT A pensioner who raped a drunken passenger 16 years ago was jailed for just five years today (Tues). Cypriot Mustafa Hassan, now 68, attacked the woman as he drove her home following a night out celebrating her 29th birthday in...

Enhanced CRB Checks to be Reinstated

By Thomas The Taxi Taxi drivers are to be subject to enhanced background checks under new proposals announced yesterday. Proposals will allow taxi licensing authorities to carry out enhanced criminal records checks on their drivers before they are issued with a...

Press Release from Helen Chapman

Helen Chapman, Deputy Director of London Taxi & Private Hire, said: “Touting in London is a significant issue. As far as we are concerned there was clear evidence that this company did not operate this private hire service in line with their clear legal...

Three Years for Addison Lee Driver Convicted of Manslaughter

A minicab driver who left his passengers screaming in terror after running over a homeless man in the West End was convicted of manslaughter today. Imran Raja, 37, was ferrying a married couple and two friends to a bar in November last year when Robert Scott, 58,...