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Blue Star taxis from Facebook
Started by: nanajacqui (1152)  Report abuse

I wasn't going to post anything as I thought there's no point, then I changed my mind, as I don't want any girl or woman to be in the situation I was in last night.
I went out for drinks last night in Wigan, anyway, I decided to leave slightly earlier than my mates that I was with, so one of the guys I was with walked me down to the taxi office opposite Wigan North Western, called BlueStar. My friend made sure I got in the taxi safe and on the way I was. I sat in the back seat and looked up after only a minute of being in the taxi, the taxi driver was just glaring at me in his mirror, I kept looking up and everytime I looked he still had his eyes fixed on me. Then he started sniffing up and aggressively wiping his nose and rubbing his gums (so I can only assume this guy was on or taking drugs).
At this point I was getting freaked out, so looked down at my phone to try and call someone, then my battery died suddenly. So, I put the phone to my ear and just pretended to be on the phone to a friend, telling them my whereabouts. The taxi driver all this time was still just looking at me in his mirror, eyes glued to me and he was practically driving on the other side of the road as his concentration was on me. He then started rubbing his hand over his private area, like he was pulling at his jeans. At this point I was genuinely terrified. No battery on my phone and his driving seemed to get more and more erratic! Coming down past park hall, he indicated as if to turn into a dark country road (completely the wrong way to my mum's house where I was going) ... so i said 'that's not the right way, you need to carry on the road round to the right'. He didn't say anything and just stared at me, but did listen to what I said and carried on the right way.
About 2 minutes away from home and I just told him to pull over and let me out. I've never gotten out of a car so quickly in my life.
Now I know nothing horrific happened, but this guy was just awful and made me feel so uncomfortable. I honestly have never been so scared, and I just want to make people aware of this guy. He is approximately mid 40's, slim build, bald head, small beady eyes and works for BlueStar taxis in Wigan. Oh and I did phone the taxi office to make a formal complaint but they did nothing and frankly wasn't interested. I just don't want any girl to be in that situation again!!! PLEASE SHARE

Posted by: jo anne (31759)   Report abuse
It's worth the person making a complaint to Wigan Council, NanaJacqui - Link

'If you wish to make a complaint in relation to a private hire operator, vehicle or driver please contact us.'

Posted by: nanajacqui (1152)  Report abuse
Thank you Jo anne,I don't know her but I'll comment on her page,I can't do links so hopefully she'll take your advice

Posted by: gideonfel (271) Report abuse
Very sorry to hear about what happened,nanajacqui. It must have been a dreadful experience. But you must report this, either to the police or, as joanne suggests, the council. [preferably both] This unpleasant piece of filth needs to be taken off the roads before he does some real harm. I have a daughter, and she often uses that firm.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1152)  Report abuse
gideonfel it's not me...this is a copy from a young girls comments on FB,I suggested she uses Pemberton Taxis in future.

Posted by: jo anne (31759)   Report abuse
NanaJacqui, if you just C&P the link and post on a FB comment it'll create the hyperlink:


Posted by: nanajacqui (1152)  Report abuse
To the young girl from Eccleston who had a bad experihttps://www.wigan.gov.uk/Business/Licensing-Permits-Registrations/Taxi-and-Private-Hire/Private-Hire-Drivers.aspxence with Blue Star Taxis in Wigan

Posted by: nanajacqui (1152)  Report abuse
Not sure what I'm doing jo anne & now I can't find it on FB

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2292) Report abuse
It would help in that situation if the vehicle registration was noted or the number of the taxi plate affixed to the rear of the vehicle and inform licensing or the police, if you are not sure who to call, then call licensing, who will tell you if it is a licensing or police matter,

Posted by: ena1958 (6314) Report abuse
I would imagine it's both.

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2292) Report abuse

If it is a police matter it will be both, but if is purely a licensing matter, then it is not both is it

Posted by: ena1958 (6314) Report abuse
I wasn't questioning your judgement just thinking aloud really! To be honest without a licence number or any other proof it might be neither. Perhaps the taxi firm can look at their records.

Posted by: basil brush (9534) Report abuse
But if he's a druggie it will be a police matter

Posted by: watchalot (939) Report abuse
i wouldn't use bluestar free

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2292) Report abuse
It should be a very simple matter to trace the driver, there is the bluestar booking system and the cctv cameras, which are all over Wallgate.

Posted by: ena1958 (6314) Report abuse
it seems like you have all the answers so not a lot of point having an opinion is there?

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2292) Report abuse
Well no not really and that is the trouble when yoo are dealing with a smart arse

Posted by: basil brush (9534) Report abuse
Well your certainly one of them.

Posted by: ena1958 (6314) Report abuse
A sarcastic smart arse at that

Posted by: section 8 (2875)  Report abuse
All seems a bit sus to me if you think about it.

Drunk girl gets paranoid in taxi and makes it home safely.

Posted by: Stardelta (6129) Report abuse
I agree. I read the story and conclude she found the driver a bit creepy, he took a wrong turn out in the sticks and he may, I say may because she didnt actually claim to see it, have been taking something of a chemical nature. Furthermore drivers do use rear view mirrors a lot and gentlemen are subject to itchy pods now and again.

Its the drugs element that is concerning, but at the end of the day she got home safely and we only have her version of events to go on.

Ideally a marker needs to be put on the car and the drivers(s) randomly stopped and subject to drug testing.

Posted by: section 8 (2875)  Report abuse
Of all the places to take your sherbert. Surely while actually driving it's just impractical, given the likely large amount of time he spend stationary waiting for customers.

It's like eating a pie while cycling. It doesn't make sense.

Admittedly though, I've no doubt done it at some time or other.

Posted by: jay_1 (14715)  Report abuse
Oh dear, the same poster here using three different user names.

Posted by: jay_1 (14715)  Report abuse
Their is a sinister Wigan MBC project going on here. A lefty plot to stop all criticism of the awful Wigan MBC.

Posted by: section 8 (2875)  Report abuse

Are they running taxi ranks nowadays.

Your theories & paranoia levels are similar to the good old
holocaust denier Anthony. Tin hat time, Jay.

Posted by: stacker lee (280) Report abuse
I say Jay! With your long hair and beard, combined with your rather fetching shawl, you look like one of those layabout beggars that jump into their Mercedes convertible once they've conned the naive Wiganers out of the standard fistfull of fivers. Or is it a picture of you at the barbers waiting for a haircut and shave?

Posted by: jay_1 (14715)  Report abuse
A picture of a famous figure from English history,stacker. Far beyond the likes of you.

suctions.. sledge.. delta.. ena. The same poster. FACT!

Posted by: section 8 (2875)  Report abuse
Is it Rasputin?

Posted by: basil brush (9534) Report abuse
he comes out with stupid comments, because that's the only way the most hated poster on here can get people to reply to him.

anything to say about the mighty tics??????????

Posted by: r.fisher (563)  Report abuse
I have said on a number of occasions,ANYONE using a taxi,needs to write down the registration,before entering,better safe than sorry.


Posted by: Stardelta (6129) Report abuse
I always have a good old chortle to myself when he makes this claim. I assume sec8 and Ena do the same, as would sledge if he was to tune in.

Posted by: ena1958 (6314) Report abuse
Indeed! the most amusing thing is that he really believes it!

Posted by: laticat (105) Report abuse
Hi I would report this to the police I have heard before there are some dodgy drivers with blue star we don't use them anymore .

Posted by: fireplace6899 (10775)  Report abuse
A lot of dodgy drivers at Bluestar.


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