Category Archive: Fit & Proper

Jul 28

Taxi driver who grabbed woman between legs faces jail

A TAXI driver from Leamington who grabbed a woman between her legs when she got out of his cab following a row about the fare has been warned to expect an immediate prison sentence. Balvinder Singh had denied sexually assaulting the woman after driving her home, claiming ‘it just did not happen’ a jury was …

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Jul 28

Private Hire driver loses licence for ‘intimidating’ women

A private hire driver has been stripped of his licence for intimidating women. In one incident he confronted an elderly passenger at her home at night after her daughter had complained about his attitude towards her mother. The complaint centred on his refusal to help the elderly woman when dropping her off after a journey. …

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Jul 25

Taxi driver accused of ‘sitting outside swimming pool in pants’ loses licence appeal

A Labour councillor was accused of ‘sitting outside a swimming pool in his pants’ as he lost an appeal after being refused of a taxi licence. Oadby and Wigston Borough Council denied an application made by Gurpal Atwal in late 2016 and this decision was backed by magistrates in Loughborough yesterday. This was after a …

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Jul 03

Glasgow private-hire driver sacked after ‘locking terrified female passenger in car and demanding extra cash’

The private-hire was dismissed from City Cars after footage of the frightening ordeal was posted on Facebook A GLASGOW private-hire driver has been sacked following reports he locked a female passenger in his car and demanded extra cash. The private-hire driver was dismissed from City Cars after footage of the terrifying ordeal was posted on …

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Jul 01

TfL English Test Introduction delayed until 2018

The chauffeur reports that the Court of Appeal is to begin discussing the controversial Transport for London English Tests for Private Hire drivers. A campaign by the Licensed Private Hire Car Association (LPHCA) and the GMB Union has been successful in its early stages as TfL announces it has delayed the introduction of the tests until …

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Mar 06

Cabbie fined after he refused to pick up blind man and his guide dog

A cruel cabbie who refused to pick up a blind man and his guide dog has been hit with a £600 fine. Taiwo Osazuwa was called to pick up the disabled man from Asda in Eastlands , but wouldn’t let the dog in his car when he arrived. The Hackney carriage driver was hauled before …

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Mar 03

Uber drivers refused to take man with guide dog 14 times

A partially-sighted man says he has repeatedly been refused taxis operated by private hire firm Uber because he travels with a guide dog. Saleh Ahmed, from Balsall Heath, Birmingham, gets a cab to New Street Station every day on his way to work in Worcester. He said he had been left feeling humiliated by the …

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Mar 03

Minicab driver fined for refusing to pick up 71-year-old blind woman and guide dog

A minicab driver who refused to pick up a blind 71-year-old woman and her guide dog, leaving them stranded, has been fined. Samim Yakubi was worried the dog would urinate or leave hairs in his car after he arrived to pick them up in Wolverhampton on October 4 last year. The 40-year-old was working for Wednesfield Radio Cars …

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Mar 03

Glasgow PH driver loses appeal against licence ban after allegedly assaulting passenger

A private hire driver’s attempt to regain his private hire licence was quashed after he was suspended for allegedly assaulting one of his passengers. Daniel Hughes appealed the decision made by Glasgow City Council’s licensing board to immediately suspend his licence after police made the committee aware of the alleged incident which took place on …

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Feb 10

Taxi driver convicted for charging ‘extortionate amounts’

A former taxi driver, operating in Surrey, has been convicted of grossly overcharging customers. 41-year-old Firoz Mohammed, of Gabriel Close in Feltham, has had his licence revoked. He charged six vulnerable adults between £10 and £15 EACH for a journey between Staines Train Station and Shepperton. Following his conviction on 14 charges, Mohammed was given six …

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