Taxi blown up after terror scare near Gherkin

Ruth Doherty


Taxi blown up after terror scare outside Gherkin
Taxi blown up after terror scare outside Gherkin





A taxi driver was left 'livid' after his cab was blown up by police after it sparked a terror alert near the Gherkin.

The man's cab reportedly broke down on Friday night and he was forced to leave it in the City over the weekend.

But when he went to retrieve it on Tuesday morning, he found it had been blown up by anti-terror police.

The cab's rear window was smashed and the back end was damaged in the controlled explosion.


Taxi Blown Up After Triggering Bomb Scare in London
Taxi Blown Up After Triggering Bomb Scare in London



According to the Daily Telegraph, several key roads were closed during rush hour as police threw a cordon around the area.

A witness said the cab driver did not take the news about his 'blown-up' taxi very well. Speaking to the Evening Standard, he said: "He was very angry and told two PCSOs he was going to sue the police. He had the car towed to a garage and went with it. He was livid.

"The car was parked in the taxi rank but on double yellow lines. It was suspicious because it was parked so close to a high profile building."

A City of London Police spokesman said : "We would advise motorists who break down in the City of London to alert police on the 101 number if they are unable to get the vehicle recovered."

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