Taxi driver seen defecating in our street, say residents

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A TAXI driver was allegedly spotted defecating in the street next to his car.

On Monday at around 6.30am, eyewitnesses say they saw a driver from Bywell Cars get out of his taxi and defecate in Queen Street, Chickenley, then drive off without clearing it up.

But the taxi firm say they have not been able to investigate the matter because they cannot identify the accused driver.

Customer relations manager Akmal Hussain said that Bywell Cars takes its customer service very seriously, but in this matter, no witnesses had been able to provide a private hire licence or vehicle registration number to help them work out which driver to investigate.

He said: “If there was any way we could identify the driver, I would be the first one to suspend him until Kirklees Council said he was fit to work.”

A council spokesman said the council’s licensing and environmental health teams were aware of the incident and urged anyone with information to contact the police or the council.