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Taxi body’s head wants police to stop monkey tours


Maria Bradshaw

Taxi body’s head wants police to stop monkey tours

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President of the Heroes Square Taxi Association,?Mark Haynes, wants police to take action against taxi drivers who take tourists to the Sandy Lane Estate to feed and play with the monkeys.
Haynes, who said he was aware that taxi drivers were taking visitors to Sandy Lane even though the area was a private community, said the only way to stop the practice was for the police to intervene.
“I have seen it for myself,” he said, “and it is a very bad practice. This has been going on for several years. It was started in the early [1980s] and [1990s] by those old taxi drivers. The only thing that can deal with it is for the police to intervene. They would have to go up in Sandy Lane and tell the taxi drivers to keep moving.”

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