AV reported on the Tell MAMA
website Report in Anti-Muslim Hate or
Islamophobia (tellmamauk.org)in response to an
action from the last meeting. It supports victims of anti-Muslim
hate in relation to racial abuse. This is a reporting website that
drivers can use where they will be supported, advised and referred
to the police if required. This can be done retrospectively but
drivers are urged to contact the police instantly if
There have also been a number
of incidents in Bury relating to taxi/private hire drivers but
there was no information as to whether or not the incidents
involved Bury Licensed drivers or non-Bury licensed
One incident took place on 02/10 in relation to the
kidnap of a driver. The driver had finished work at 1am and was
stopped near Gigg Lane, 2 drunken males approached him and wanted
to go to Stockport Road in Wilmslow. They got into vehicle made the
driver drive around for over 100 miles, whilst they were smoking,
drinking and were threatening. They finished up at the arches on
Oxford Road. Two males have been arrested for kidnap and drugs
offences, investigations are ongoing, where it goes depends on the
driver and the CPS.
A robbery was reported 22/08 on Derby Way, two
victims were assaulted. Officers were
able to detain one male at the time. One of the victims confirmed
to police that they had their phone taken. Whilst man was detained
the police were approached and another male was named. As a result,
all four people were detained with one still under investigation.
This is ongoing and will be a CPS decision to progress.
Another incident happened at the weekend in Bury
town centre, the police were contacted today by a friend of the
victim. It was near the Knowlsey Pub and the driver sustained
injuries to their face, not aware of any robbery. The officer who responded to incident has been off
for four days which meant that the driver was not updated which is
unacceptable. It is still being investigated and CCTV is being
looked at, enquiries ...
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