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Wife of top terror chief operating unlicensed car hire

The top anti-terror police chief in Britain is facing some probing questions about a luxury car hire operation that is being run by his wife – from their home. It appears to be operating without a licence and is currently under investigation by the local council.

Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bob Quick’s wife runs the business. Quick is the official who had sanctioned a controversial raid on the office of House of Commons Tory MP Damian Green.

He may prosecution as well as a fine of as much as £3,000.

Newspaper inquiries determined that the business, which specializes in hiring out vintage Rolls-Royces for weddings and also Quick’s Jensen Interceptor at rates of approximately £500 a day, is not licensed.

The fact that the car hire operation is not licensed has possible ramifications on the validity of the insurance policies of the passengers.

Aphrodite Wedding Services, as the business is known, appears to be operating outside the law on two counts, including the failure to register its drivers and failing to obtain a licence for a private-hire operation.

In order to obtain an operator’s licence, drivers need to be cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau, so it is not known if Aphrodite’s employees have been properly vetted.

The Licensed Private Hire Car Association chairman, Steve Wright, said: ‘Private-hire vehicles on executive trips gain access to high-security venues. This has serious implications in view of the terrorist threat.’

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