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Cab firm boss: Some customers request white drivers

The owner of a cab firm says he meets requests from the public to provide drivers of a specific race.

Steve Campbell, who runs the firm in Heywood, Manchester, said they were just "providing a service" to people who had a "preference".

However, employment lawyers told the BBC that any company agreeing to such a demand could be breaking the law.

Mr Campbell told Radio 5 live Daily: "People are making this a racial matter. They're only considering the fact people are asking for a white driver. They forget people ask for an Asian driver".

  • 22 Oct 2014
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