Restaurant owner tells of horror after minicab crashes into Caldon Canal » National Taxi Association
Recovery staff pull the Toyota Avensis from the Caldon Canal RESTAURANT owner Jamie Bateman has told of the moment a minicab driver was pulled from the water after his taxi ended up in Caldon canal. Emergency services were called out to Cheddleton’s Castro’s Restaurant and Lounge at around 10.30pm last night after the vehicle had become almost completely submerged in the neighbouring Caldon Canal. It appears the vehicle, a Toyota Avensis, was from Newcastle-based Roseville Private Hire. Owner Jamie Bateman, of Leek, said: “I was in the kitchen at about half 10 when some of the staff came in and told me there was a car in the canal. A local man got into the water and got the driver out before the emergency services arrived and we took him into the office for a cup of tea while he was getting dry. “I’ve never seen anything like it before, there were flashing lights everywher...