Crackdown on illegal taxi drivers in Hull

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A crackdown on illegal taxi drivers by Hull City Council has led to a number of prosecutions and cautions.

Action has been taken against 10 taxi and private hire drivers for offences such as working without a licence and carrying passengers who had not booked.

The council said sentences ranged from formal warnings and cautions, to prosecutions with fines and costs of as much as £960.

Councillor Elaine Garland said illegal drivers would continue to face action.

She said: "The vast majority of taxi operators in the city work legally and provide a valuable service.

"However, we will not tolerate the actions of a few drivers who are prepared to put their own financial gain above the safety of their passengers, and who effectively steal work from other drivers."

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