Taxi marshals

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COUNCIL chiefs have launched an investigation after more than 100 complaints about taxi drivers at the Hawkhill/Brown Street rank.

Taxi marshals monitoring the rank reported a variety of alleged breaches in the first three weekends of duty.

Investigations will now be carried out into reports of dropping off at the front door of the casino and on the roundabout and queue jumping.

Any taxi drivers found to be in breach of the regulations will be interviewed by council staff and could be referred to the Licensing Committee.

Ultimately that could lead to offenders having their taxi driver’s licence suspended.

Based at the Hawkhill/Brown Street taxi rank, next to G Casino, the two marshals have been working on Fridays and Saturdays between 11pm and 4am since November 20.

Staff are provided by SGL security, with additional support provided by council officers and their presence will be boosted from tomorrow (WEDNESDAY) with someone at the rank every night in the run up to busy festive period.

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