A TAXI company known as Tiger taxis is being investigated ,after one of their drivers allegedly left a group of 12-14 year old children unsupervised for 15 minutes alone in the car,it has been reported that the taxi driver went to pray at the mosque while on a school run.
The driver for Tiger Taxis who has not been named at this moment of time, has been accused of ‘negligence’ ,the incident happened on Friday after noon around 1pm,it has been reported the taxi driver had a call from a friend,and the friend said its time to go pray,that’s when the taxi driver parked outside a mosque and went to pray.
Speaking on the incident,Paul Jackson a dad of one of the kids who were in the taxi at the time,was furious after his son,got home 30 minutes late,he said: “It’s highly unacceptable and unsafe to leave children alone in a car”.
The father now demands the taxi driver gets sacked,he also wants an apology from the council and the taxi company,tiger taxis was contracted for school runs,by the council.
A spokesman from Coal Clough Academy said: “We have been made aware of the issue and escalated it to Lancashire County Council who organise transport on our behalf and they are dealing with it in the appropriate way”.