Sadiq Khan says he doesn't let his daughters take mini cabs on their own

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Sadiq Khan does not allow his two teenage daughters to take mini cabs alone, the Mayor of London revealed.

Speaking to LBC Radio about sexual assaults in cabs across the capital, Mr Khan said his two daughters “haven’t got an Uber app”.

Figures released earlier this year showed an Uber driver in London is accused of sexually assaulting a customer once every 11 days.

Mr Khan told LBC’s James O’Brien: “I don’t generally talk about my family but I will in this case because it’s relevant, my two daughters, who are teenagers, haven’t got an Uber app.

“Anybody who knows me or my wife knows we spend a lot of our time being a mini cab firm for our daughters.”

He Mayor added: “Our daughters aren’t allowed a cab. We pick them up or drop them off.”

The Metropolitan Police received 32 reports of rape or sexual assault involving Uber drivers during a 12 month period, a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Sun newspaper found 

The force accused Uber of failing to report serious crimes, including sexual assault, earlier this month. 

Inspector Neil Billany, head of the Met’s taxi and private hire unit, said he had “significant concern” that the firm seemed to be “deciding what [crimes] to report”.

Uber said the comments did not reflect its “good working relationship” with the police.

The company’s licence to operate in London is up for renewal at the end of September. 

Mr Khan told James O’Brien he expects Transport for London to consider the allegations before renewing its licence.


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