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Not all taxi driver stories are negative

This is a good story, while the Driver should of course be applauded, I’m not sure about the word ‘Hero’! The shame is that 99% of the drivers I have worked with over the years would have done exactly the same. Unfortunately ‘Cabbie’ stories are nearly always negative.

It’s not often we see the words ‘mincab driver’ and ‘hero’ in the same sentence, but this is one such day.

A worried mum was so pleased when a Northampton cabbie got her teenage daughter home safe and sound that she’s launched a campaign to track him down.

The unnamed minicab driver, who works for Bounds Taxis, stepped up when the 18-year-old girl and her two friends were left in the lurch by a couple of males ‘friends’ after a night out in the town centre.

The lads reneged on their agreement to split the fare when they got out at Kingsthorpe without paying up, leaving the girls in the lurch without the extra cash needed to get back to Moulton.

Instead of kicking them out of his car, the kind-hearted cabbie took them all the way home at no extra charge.

Mum Bev Halsey contacted the Northampton Chronicle & Echo in a bid to thank to driver, who she described as an ‘absolute star’.

“As a mother, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to him.“

Bounds has responded by offering their star employee £50 off the rent of his taxi this week.

Phil Bayliss, Bounds driver manager, told the paper: “We are proud of this driver’s actions and he should be applauded.

“This driver’s actions should be an example to all the other drivers about what they should do in a similar situation.”

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