Sunday, 25 January 2009

Dodgy car-hire firm exposed!

A luxury car-hire business run from the home of Britain’s top anti-terror chief was operating without the correct licence and has been forced to stop offering a range of trips. The company run by the wife of Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick was not ‘abiding by regulations’ for many of the services it advertised and drivers had not had criminal record checks.

Mr Quick’s own 130mph Jensen Interceptor was among the chauffeur-driven cars available for hire. Tandridge District Council in Surrey launched an investigation after The Mail on Sunday discovered the firm had neither a private hire licence nor an operator’s licence – an offence that can lead to a £3,000 fine.