Two women a week report being assaulted in the back of a minicab that they didn't book. Presenter Louise Hulland is on a mission to find out what is being done to clamp down on unlicensed minicabs in the capital. She speaks to a victim brave enough to speak out, meets cab operators and taxi drivers to see how this is affecting their trade, as well as putting TFL on the spot to find out what they're doing about these drivers. Louise also goes undercover on an operation with the Met Police to see how they're catching the touts.
If you or someone you know is affected by an issue covered in this programme, see below for details of an organisation that you can contact for information, advice and support.
Camberwell Haven in South London
Tel: 020 3299 1599
King's College Hospital,
Paddington Haven in West London
Tel: 020 3312 1101
St Mary's Hospital
Whitechapel Haven in East London
Tel: 020 7247 4787
The Royal London Hospital
The National Rape Crisis Helpline
Accessible all year to women calling from anywhere in England and Wales who have experienced any form of sexual violence, no matter how long ago, offering specialised, confidential support, information and referral details completely free of charge. Call the helpline on 0808 802 9999. The helpline is also available to provide an immediate source of support to friends and family of survivors, as well as other professionals, to understand how best to support female survivors of sexual violence.
www.rasasc.org.uk (England and Wales)
Available for anyone struggling to cope round the clock all year. Visit the Samaritans website or call 08457 90 90 90.
Contact the trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
Provides information, support and counseling for men who have been raped or sexually abused. Visit the Survivors UK website or phone 0845 122 1201 (Monday and Tuesday evenings 7pm-9.30pm; Thursday afternoons 12 noon-2.30pm)
For victims or witnesses of any crime whether or not it has been reported to the police. Visit the Victim Support website or phone 0845 30 30 900.
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