Cabbies sign up to fight against crime in Sheffield

Chief Insp Iain Chorlton and Hafeas Rehman from the Sheffield Taxi Trade Association
Chief Insp Iain Chorlton and Hafeas Rehman from the Sheffield Taxi Trade Association
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SOUTH Yorkshire Police are working with taxi firms and their drivers in the fight against crime in Sheffield.

The main aim of Operation Karri is to reduce the market for stolen goods.

Officers are focusing on criminals who might cause nuisance by approaching taxi drivers to try to sell stolen goods to them or ask them to transport illicit items.

The operation, launched in March, includes an awareness campaign for drivers, supported by marketing and an electronic survey that gives drivers the opportunity to voice their concerns about the problem.

Chief Inspector Iain Chorlton, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “The initiative was launched with full consultation with taxi firms and associations. Cooperation from taxi drivers has been fantastic.”

Hafeas Rehman,of Sheffield Taxi Trade Association, said: “We strongly support this initiative.”