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Police target Facebook taxis

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POLICE have issued a final warning to illegal taxi services offering lifts over the internet.

POLICE have issued a final warning to illegal taxi services offering lifts over the internet.

Officers stopped and warned a series of illegal taxi drivers promoting their services through a particular Facebook page at the weekend.

Traffic Sergeant John Tostevin said they would now continue to monitor the site and had the power to carry out covert operations in the future.

Sergeant Tostevin, pictured, said the perpetrators could face a hefty fine and a year off the roads for providing the illegal service without the relevant insurance.

He also warned potential customers against getting into the car of a complete stranger, particularly young women.

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