Criminal checks on Doncaster taxi driver applications show convictions for sex offences, violence and drugs

A number of applications made in the last five years for taxi driver licences in Doncaster have been made by people with criminal records for sex offences, violent crime and drug-related offences.  Figures from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) obtained using a Freedom of Information request shows more than one in five requests and secondary checks on taxi/private hire licences was from an individual with a previous criminal conviction.
According to the figures, 1,588 DBS checks were carried out for taxi or private hire licences related to Doncaster between April 2013 and March 2018.... read more

 
11 January 2019 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 127
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