Deadline for CCTV cameras to be installed in Rotherham taxis

Cameras need to be installed in Rotherham taxis this week as part of a scheme to make travelling safer.

The cameras form part of a raft of measures introduced by Rotherham Council in a bid to restore confidence in the town’s taxi industry.

A report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, published in 2014, noted the ‘prominent’ role some taxi drivers played in the abuse of 1,400 children in the town between 1997 and 2013 while those in authority failed to act.

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Rebuilding trust in Rotherham taxi trade

TODAY marks the deadline for most taxis in Rotherham to have CCTV equipment fitted.

Rotherham Borough Council commissioner Mary Ney said the policy sets a standard among the highest in the country.

A raft of measures have been introduced to rebuild trust in Rotherham’s taxi industry, which was criticised in the Jay report.

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