Rotherham taxi drivers have their licences revoked

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Two taxi drivers in Rotherham have had their licences revoked after they were arrested on suspicion of sexual offences against underage girls.

Rotherham Council made the decision after the men were quizzed by detectives over sex offences against children between 1994 and 2003.

The two taxi drivers have the right to appeal the council’s decision.

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director for Environment and Development Services, said: “Public safety is our prime concern and we have to react to information that we receive.

“So far this year we have taken action to prevent six people from continuing to operate as taxi drivers.

“We would ask that the public support us in this, and that they pass on any concerns about the taxi trade.”