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Secret Squirrel

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Head of Investigations at Licensed Transport Uncovered the Secret Squirrel hates nothing more than unlicensed passenger transport. Leading a team of investigators the Squirrel is always on the look out for illegal activities.

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Company who chauffeured Emirates passengers, PCS Chauffeurs fined £250,000 for fraud

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
Runcorn chauffeur company, PCS Chauffeurs who were responsible for millions of miles of car clocking offences has been found guilty of fraud and fined £250,000   The sentence of PCS Events Limited followed a three-year investigation by Halton and Warrington Borough Councils trading standards departments – the biggest probe of ...
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Nine and a half years for five men in ‘clocking’ fraud, where at least 7 million miles were removed from PCS Chauffeur fleet

Car Clocking
Car Clocking Trial
John Murphy, founder of PCS Chauffeurs jailed for 3 years for being part of widespread ‘clocking’ of cars “behind the veneer of respectability of the company”   Following a six week trial at Chester Crown Court, five men were sentenced on Friday last week for a total of nine and a ...
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Witnesses from Mercedes give evidence for the prosecution

Car Clocking Trial
As the prosecution continued its case at Chester Crown Court of alleged conspiracy to defraud in a multi-million mile car clocking scam, today, 23 January, the court heard from two Mercedes Benz employees. First in the witness box was Mr David Hirons, technical support team leader at Mercedes-Benz UK. Mr ...
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Car Clocking Trial Friday 2nd Week

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
  Today, 20 January 2017, the jury at Chester Crown Court, sitting in front of His Honour Justice Cummings heard more evidence in the alleged multi-million mile chauffeur “car clocking” case. The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s ...
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Car Clocking Trial Thursday 2nd Week

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
  Today, 19 January 2017, the jury at Chester Crown Court, sitting in front of His Honour Justice Cummings heard more evidence in the alleged multi-million mile chauffeur “car clocking” case. The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s ...
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Car Clocking Trial Wednesday 2nd Week

Car Clocking Trial
  Today, 18 January 2017, at Chester Crown Court, the trial  in the alleged multi-million mile chauffeur car clocking fraud continued. The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s major shareholder, his daughter and shareholder Laura Murphy, 27, her partner ...
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I Have A Fishing Rod… Doesn’t Mean I Can Fish….

Uber drivers working for peanuts
Uber
I have continued to work on my theory (knowledge actually) of the Uber App being illegal, and have continued to search for further evidence. Some information that I was intrigued to read was from the TfL Press Releases that are found online. The one that I was intrigued about was ...
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Car Clocking Trial Tuesday 2nd Week

Car Clocking Trial
  Today, Tuesday 17 January 2017, at Chester Crown Court, before his Honour Justice Cummings, Richard Pratt, QC, for the prosecution opened the day’s proceedings. The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s major shareholder, his daughter and shareholder ...
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Car Clocking Trial Monday 2nd Week

New Mercedes E Class Estate
Car Clocking Trial
Monday 16th January 2017. Chester Crown Court. The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s major shareholder, his daughter and shareholder Laura Murphy, 29, her partner Christopher Lunt, 39, finance director Kevin Batty, 56, mechanic Trevor Jones, 58, shareholder ...
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Conclusion of opening statement in alleged car clocking trial.

PCS Chauffeurs
Car Clocking Trial
The defendants have each pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. They are John Murphy, 66, the company’s major shareholder, his daughter and shareholder Laura Murphy, 27, her partner Christopher Lunt, 37, finance director Kevin Batty, 55, mechanic Trevor Jones, 57, shareholder and director Paul Arslanian, 37 and Simon Williams, ...
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