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Taxi fare ran off without paying

CCTV image Credit: Essex Police

Police are releasing a CCTV image of a late-night Chelmsford reveller in the hope that he can be identified after he ran off from a taxi driver without paying his fare. The man had been collected outside Evoke nightclub in the town centre at 11:55pm on Wednesday, March 27.

He wanted to be taken to Newland Springs, but asked for a brief stop at Morrisons off Dickens Place so that he could withdraw some money from a cashpoint. He then ran off.Investigating Officer, Pc Yari Forster, said: "While at the supermarket, he ran off. The driver tried to find


MP calls for taxis to be made safer

Bedford MP Richard Fuller has called on the Government to take action to make taxis and private hire vehicles safer for passengers and drivers.

In a special Westminster debate he said drivers regularly have to deal with passengers who are drunk or have taken drugs and often face being attacked.

The Conservative MP says he raised the issue in Parliament because of the number of attacks on drivers in his Bedford constituency.