Crack dealers, burglars and violent criminals driving taxis

More from the Times investigation:

Criminals with records of dealing crack, child abuse, assault and burglary have been given licences to work as taxi drivers in England’s second city.

Birmingham city council, Europe’s largest local authority, released details under the Freedom of Information Act of licensed taxi drivers with criminal records operating there in 2018. Several have served long custodial sentences. Many have recent convictions for serious driving offences including having no insurance, drink-driving and driving while using a mobile phone. Some have been caught joyriding, others have lost their driving licences repeatedly and one even received a suspended prison sentence for a bomb hoax. Read on…

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