Taxi-gate has been a ‘tragedy for Milton Keynes’

Labour council leader Pete Marland
Labour council leader Pete Marland

Allowing a convicted rapist to drive a taxi “has been a tragedy for this city”, says Milton Keynes Council leader Pete Marland.

At an audit report discussing the internal investigation into the scandal, Mr Marland said he was “sickened” by what had happened.

He said: “All the great things we are doing as a city have been damaged by this.

“This has been a tragedy for the city.”

Mr Marland added that he thought the audit report was “good” because it makes clear what happened, but said “we should not take for granted that what happened won’t happen again.”