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Rickshaw driver attempts to charge family €290 for 10-minute ride

Thankfully, police arrived at the scene while the incident was ongoing.

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A MAN HAS been caught on camera attempting to charge tourists in London more than £200 (€282) for a 10-minute ride in a rickshaw.

Buzzfeed is reporting that the video was taken by taxi driver Richard Long who noticed the incident unfolding behind him at a taxi rank in Marble Arch in central London.

The man had driven the family to the location from Piccadilly Circus, a journey that
Long said would have cost £6 in an ordinary taxi and which Google Maps estimates would take around 25 minutes walking.

In the video the driver attempts to claim that he is doing nothing wrong as the cost was clearly laid out and agreed in advance.

Halfway through the video two policemen approach the driver of the rickshaw and accuse him of “ripping off” the tourists.

Last year police in the city introduced tougher new laws to help to tackle what had been described as the “menace” of rickshaw drivers in the city.

Police have not commented on the matter as it is a civil issue.

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