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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:47 am 
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Makes a change from the passengers battering the drivers, I suppose. Allegedly.

This stuff is from two different articles.


Alpha Cars has suspended a driver after a man was injured

https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/ne ... n-injured/

A BASINGSTOKE taxi driver has been suspended following an incident at the weekend during which a 66-year-old man was injured.

A spokesperson for Alpha Cars in Basingstoke said its driver had “failed on this occasion to fulfil his duties” after the altercation, which has been reported to the police.

The taxi was picking up a customer from outside the White Hart in London Road, Basingstoke at around 12.30am on Sunday morning when the incident happened.

A 66-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face.

A spokesperson for Alpha Cars said: “As this incident has been reported to the police and the licensing authority for possible prosecution of the driver and / or revocation of his taxi driver’s licence, there is little we are able to say at present.

“We are, however, in contact with the licensing authority and will co-operate fully with them and the police in connection with their investigations into the driver’s alleged actions.

“We encourage anyone who saw the incident to contact the police.

“Incidents, such as that alleged, should never occur and, no matter what happened, it seems clear that the driver failed on this occasion to fulfil his duties to the high standards we expect.

“In the circumstances, we have suspended the driver from work. We are in contact with the injured passenger and will give him whatever help and support we can.”

Tom Payne, the borough council’s interim executive director for residents’ services, said the council’s licensing team is aware of the incident and will “work closely with Hampshire police to support their investigation into the matter”.

He added: “The council’s role is to set the licensing policies and standards that all drivers, owners and operators have to meet. These standards are designed to ensure that passengers are safely transported and are confident that the drivers and vehicles have been checked and reach the high standards set by the team. If these standards are not met then the council will investigate and take appropriate enforcement action.”

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AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by police into an incident during which a man was injured outside a Basingstoke pub.[...]

Hampshire Constabulary has now confirmed that it responded to the incident and officers have launched an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting 44220164457.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:47 am 
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Alpha Cars Basingstoke wrote:
“Incidents, such as that alleged, should never occur and, no matter what happened, it seems clear that the driver failed on this occasion to fulfil his duties to the high standards we expect."

That's one way of putting it :-s


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 2:27 pm 
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I suspect once information does come out that this will turn out to be a passenger kicking off and the driver reacted to provocation

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:37 pm 
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I suspect once information does come out that this will turn out to be a passenger kicking off and the driver reacted to provocation

Possibly, or just a driver that lost the plot.

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2022 12:27 pm 
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Revoked, although no sign that police have taken any action against the driver, at this stage at least.

I daresay they're right, but I just don't trust councils when it comes to this kind of thing. In fact, I don't trust councils when it comes to anything :lol:


Council revokes licence of former Alpha Cars taxi driver

https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/ne ... xi-driver/

A TAXI driver involved in an incident during which a 66-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face has had his licence revoked.

As previously reported, police launched an investigation after a man was injured during an altercation outside the White Hart pub in London Road, Basingstoke on April 24.

Read more: Police launch investigation after man injured outside White Hart pub

Following the incident, Alpha Cars suspended one of its drivers.

The taxi was picking up a customer from outside the pub at around 12.30am when the incident happened.

Concerns were raised that the suspended taxi driver began working for another company following the incident.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s interim executive director of residents’ services, Tom Payne, has confirmed that the driver has now had his licence revoked.

He added: “Our licensing team has been working with the police to investigate a complaint following an incident involving a licenced private hire driver.

“As a result of evidence gathered, a decision was taken to revoke a licence with immediate effect on Tuesday 3 May. Information has been placed on the relevant national database to alert other licensing authorities.”

Hampshire Constabulary has asked anyone with information on the incident to contact 101 quoting 44220164457.


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