Taxi touter given £100 fine for operating outside Gants Hill nightclub

Dada was fined for taxi touting and driving without insurance (picture: PA)

Dada was fined for taxi touting and driving without insurance (picture: PA) - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A 44-year-old man has been fined for taxi touting outside a Gants Hill nightclub.

Abiodun Dada, of Yellowpine Way, Chigwell, was spotted on CCTV operating outside Faces nightclub, Cranbrook Road, at 2.20am on January 26.

Two females and a male were seen getting into his Renault Scenic, unaware he was an unlicensed taxi driver.

He was then stopped by police at Redbridge roundabout.

Dada, also charged with driving without insurance, was slapped with a £100 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £85 in costs at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.

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He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and his car was seized.

Det Supt Ellie O’Connor said revellers should make sure they only travel in licensed taxis, preferably by phoning a company directly.

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