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Bid to track down Torquay's mystery mobility scooter taxi driver

Is it a plane? Is it a bird? No! It's a... late night mystery mobility scooter driver. Credit: Devon Live

Authorities are keen to track down a mobility scooter driver offering late night taxi rides to party goers in Torquay.

Torbay Council is looking to identify the driver after reportedly receiving complaints about the operation.

The resourceful racer is apparently charging revellers in the town for lifts between pubs and clubs or even a ride home.

Local taxi drivers are reportedly angered at the mystery mobility scooter man or woman. Credit: Devon Live

The mobility scooter and rider have been spotted around Debenhams in the town. One eyewitness says they saw "about five people hanging off the side" of the vehicle.

A spokesperson for Torbay Council said the authority is aware of the mystery mobility scooter.

We are aware of the complaints and officers have been out during night time hours on a Friday and Saturday to investigate these.

They were unable to find the scooter and, with no proof being provided as to any alleged unlawful action, it has not been possible to assess whether an offence is being committed.

Observations will continue but we can only take action if we have evidence to do so, which at the moment we don’t.

– Torbay Council spokesperson

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