A Romanian couple who operate their own taxi company say Brexit has left them confused after their taxi was vandalised and dog poo left in their parking space in the run up to the UK’s European departure.
Dragos and Mirabela Robatzchi live in Helston and together run Hellis Cab Agency.
“We work hard for what we have and live a decent life with our two children. We don’t have problems with anyone.”
Dragos added: “When we first found out our tyre was flat we thought maybe it was an accident because we go to some small places with bad roads.
“Competition in Helston is very high, there are too many taxis, but tomorrow (Friday) is Brexit so there’s a lot of hate about.
Dragos said that he has twice been assaulted during his time in Cornwall but these incidents were several years ago and until the run up to Brexit hadn’t had anymore problems.
Dragos added: “My boy is six and always well behaved at school and my daughter has received three offers from universities in England. We work hard.
“In Romania I was a journalist and saw many things. I’ve travelled a lot but at the moment with Brexit I’m just confused.
“It’s a ticking timebomb and these incidents are happening all over the country. I don’t express my opinion about Brexit as it’s not for me to say but we employ people over here, it’s definitely a complex situation.
“We’re just going to keep on working hard and doing our job. We won’t let this put us off. We do private jobs, not taking business from other companies.”
Dragos and Mirabela’s cab is now back on the road after they forked out to have the tyres fixed.
The couple will be reporting the matter to police later today.