Page last updated at 14:32 GMT, Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Dartford taxi drivers seeking extra safety measures

Taxi drivers in a Kent town are calling for extra safety measures after three were beaten up in one night.

One of them ended up in hospital after being attacked outside Dartford railway station in a row over a fare.

Drivers want measures to include cameras at the taxi rank and in cabs, as in neighbouring Gravesend following the murder of a local taxi driver.

Kent Police said two men, aged 17 and 25, had been arrested in connection with the assaults on 15 February.

Dartford Borough Council was unavailable for a response about the taxi drivers' demands.



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