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Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police – The Guardian

Senior officer says firm putting concerns for its reputation over public safety by not notifying police of some serious crimes

It said: “We were surprised by this letter as in no way does it reflect the good working relationship we have with the police.

He cited the case of a man who worked for Uber being allowed to stay on the books despite an allegation of sexual assault, leading to another, “more serious” attack on a woman in his car.

Uber’s long-term licence comes up for renewal by TfL at the end of September.

The private hire firm allows passengers to book taxis through their smartphones and operates in cities across the UK.

Uber car




TfL said delays by Uber in reporting crimes to the police were ‘totally unacceptable’
Photograph: Laura Dale/PA

Uber failing to report sex attacks by drivers, says Met police

Senior officer says firm putting concerns for its reputation over public safety by not notifying police of some serious crimes

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