SAFE HAVEN: Taxi driver offers abuse victims free transport to police or health centres

OFFERING HELP: Tomas Valero will transport abuse victims to police or health centres. Credit: Ayuntamiento de Almuñecar

ALMUÑECAR Council has congratulated local taxi driver Tomas Valero for his initiative to provide free transport to women who have suffered domestic abuse.

The cabbie, who hangs a purple ribbon raising awareness of the scourge from his car, joins other drivers committed to assisting abuse victims.

Valero said: “Know you are not alone and if you find yourself in an emergency situation do not hesitate to call me and I will take you to the police, Guardia Civil, or health centre to protect you without charging you anything.”

He added: “You can identify me by the purple ribbon the taxi antenna.”

Other cab drivers, Antonio Franco, and Abelardo Manzano said they had also been inspired to join the campaign, and Tomas Valero said he has received the support of other colleagues.

Almuñecar’s Councillor for Social Welfare and Equality, Maria del Carmen Reinoso, congratulated the driver on his work, which was also praised by the local Centre for Women.

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