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A fake taxi carrying a young woman was stopped by gardaí in Dublin last night

The man has been charged with a number of offences.

The fake taxi was spotted by gardaí last night.
The fake taxi was spotted by gardaí last night.
Image: facebook/An Garda Siochána

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been charged after gardaí pulled over a bogus taxi in Dublin City last night.

A young female passenger was inside the fake taxi when it was stopped by gardaí, she believed the taxi was legitimate.

Gardaí pulled over the silver Skoda Octavia car at 9pm on Bride Street in central Dublin. The car had a false taxi roof sign as well as fake taxi stickers.

The car also had no tax, insurance and did not have an up to date NCT. The driver of the car was also disqualified from driving and did not have a PSV licence.

The man was arrested by gardaí at the scene and later charged. He will appear in court on 30 March.

Gardaí are advising people to be vigilant for bogus taxis and to order a taxi where possible.

If you have any doubts about a driver’s credentials you can check the licence number on the Transport for Ireland website.

- First published 2.12pm

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Rónán Duffy

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