Police release 'taxi tips' for Christmas party season

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Christmas party tonight? Taxi tip 1: Think about how you are getting home. Pre-book your taxi and share your journey with mates. #wmpxmas

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Taxi tip 2: Only Hackney Carriages can take on street fares. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable at the hands of bogus cabbies. #wmpxmas

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Taxi tip 3: Private hire drivers plying for ‘on-street’ business aren’t insured in the event of an accident. Always book your taxi. #wmpxmas

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Warning over bogus taxi drivers after series of sex attacks

West Midlands Police are raising awareness of fake taxi drivers over the festive period after a number of sexual offences, particularly against lone females.