Gatwick Airport has stepped up its efforts to protect its passengers by cracking down on illegal cab drivers.
Local authorities crushed a taxi belonging to a man who had been spotted illegally touting for business at Gatwick on three separate occasions, reports the Crawley Observer.
The 46-year-old man was first arrested at the airport in July 2007 for operating a cab illegally.
He was arrested two more times in September 2007 and January this year, leading police to crush his car as part of an ongoing crackdown on illegal cab drivers.
People travelling to and from Gatwick have access to a number of forms of transport, as the gateway offers airport parking facilities as well as rail and coach services.
Tourists can also make use of a range of airport hotels and other facilities before or after their journey.