Taxi drivers in Yorkshire include those with criminal records for gun possession, and violence a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Yorkshire Post report:

Taxi drivers with criminal records for gun possession, violence and drugs offences are working in the region, the Yorkshire Post can today reveal.

Applicants with convictions for motoring offences including drink and dangerous driving have also been granted licences, figures released following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request show.

And there are fears the true scale of criminality among cabbies could be hidden owing to slacker checks on immigrant applicants.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.