“Be careful” warns Council after another taxi plate is stolen

Published Tuesday, 03 September 2019

East Northamptonshire Council has reiterated a warning to residents across the District after another taxi plate was stolen.

The plate ‘PHV-62’ was stolen from a driveway in Rushden between 28 - 30 August.

This latest theft takes the total number of plates stolen since July 2018 to seven and follows another plate being stolen earlier in August.

All taxis that are registered with East Northamptonshire Council must display a licence plate on the rear of the vehicle which has a unique number.

Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council said: “As with the previous thefts, this crime has been reported to the police and new plates have been issued. But we still urge all residents across the District to be cautious when using taxis.

“It is always a good idea to keep the number of a reliable taxi firm with you and try to book in advance. When the taxi arrives, check it is the one you booked by asked for the name in which the taxi was booked and if in doubt, don’t get in.”

If you spot the plate ‘PHV-62’ being used, please report as much detail as possible to the Police on 101.

For more information about licensing, please visit www.northantslicensing.gov.uk.