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Police Confirm Taxi Facebook Hoax

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Cleveland Police have today confirmed that reports circulating social media sites were a hoax relating to a local taxi company and taxi driver.

Today Cleveland Police have confirmed that a member of public had contacted the police after seeing the reports online, upon completion of an investigation Cleveland Police can confirm no criminal offences have taken place.

A Teesside media organisation initially took the decision to name the local Taxi company involved in the incident initially, before later revoking the decision and removing that post.

The post which was shared across Teesside has had a significant financial effects on the company involved.

Cleveland Police confirmed the Hoax saying.

“Police received a report of concern from a member of the public regarding a local taxi driver and the route he travelled to a destination. Officers have carried out an investigation and can confirm that no criminal offences have taken place. There will be no further police action in relation to this matter.

Inflammatory rumours were posted on social media sites and officers would like to clarify that an incident of this nature has not been reported to police.”

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