70% rise in people doing runners from Newcastle's restaurants, taxis and businesses without paying
Newcastle saw a huge increase in the number of people who are running away from taxis, petrol stations and restaurants without paying.
The city had a 70% jump in “making off without payment” crimes in a year , with 369 recorded in 2015-16, compared to 217 in 2014-15.
Typical examples include ‘doing a runner’ from a restaurant but not settling the bill, bailing from a taxi without paying the fare and filling up petrol tanks before driving away without forking out for the fuel.
The information was found through a Chronicle crime data analysis.
David Singh works in Budget Taxis’ office and was... read more
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