Sex offenders and dangerous drivers are among the Coventry people who have applied to be taxi drivers in the last three years.

Just over 2,000 applications were made to drive the city’s taxis over a three-year period and between them the applicants had a total of 1,234 previous convictions.

Those crimes included making indecent pictures of children, indecent assault, dangerous driving, making threats to kill and false imprisonment.

Reported by the Coventry Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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