There have been 53 incidents
reported with taxi in the narrative, this was reduced down to 19
incidents where a driver has been a victim or an offender, a
summary update was given on a number of these.
The police are receiving a lot
more reports due to the encouragement drivers are receiving by
their various organisations, it is just disappointing that they are
not being followed through.
It was reported that the reason
drivers do not follow through is that the police are not responding
back to the victims, this is breaking the line of
ACTION 1: NA
reported a crime which has not been responded to, he was asked
to provide PC Eccleston with his crime number for him to follow up
Regarding a Wolverhampton
crime, the driver has been suspended and has not only lost his taxi
licence but also his driver licence.
ACTION 2: PE to
investigate out of area incidents with colleagues from relevant
Police response to calls is
dependent on the risk of the crime, which are triaged. If it
constitutes as a criminal offence, then in theory it should be
followed up within a couple of days of the crime being recorded. If
it does not constitute a criminal offence, it will not be followed
Taxis’ ranking up
illegally need to be reported through parking services so they can
gather evidence to be able to allocate resources to address the issue. If they are from
Wolverhampton it needs to be reported through their licensing
authority. It was suggested taking a photograph with the date /
time and send to Wolverhampton as a formal complaint and cc MB
ensuring that people do not put themselves at risk. The
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