Shocking number of Milton Keynes taxis fail MOTs

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A staggering 17 out of 19 taxis in Milton Keynes failed an MOT after an operation by Thames Valley Police on Wednesday.

As part of Operation Troll, police, along with taxi licensing officers and fraud benefit officers, targeted all taxis in the city which had damage or defects with their vehicle, and escorted those to the council depot in Bleakhall where they were tested by trained mechanics.

A total of 19 taxis were taken for tests, but shockingly only one passed without advisories, with 17 of them failing and needing retesting.