A cabbie from Powys has had both his taxi licence and private hire licence revoked after an allegation of inappropriate behaviour toward a sixteen year old girl.
The unamed cabbies fate was sealed at a meeting of the taxi licensing and sub committee at Neaudd Maldwyn in Welshpool, which was also attended by the children’s manager for north Powys.
According to the minutes taken by the licensing committee the following was said:
“The Children’s Manager for north Powys attended the meeting and explained that the disclosure of inappropriate behavior was made by a vulnerable 16 year old to her case work support officers.”
“The Licensing Officer explained that MREs (Driver) licence had been suspended based on allegations concerning the above matter and previous convictions. The Licensing Officer referred to the recommendations in a Safeguarding Report of a Professional Strategy Meeting held on the 13th April 2018. The Sub-Committee also considered written representations from the MRE (driver) and three references supplied by him.”
The decision was made after an assessment of both the incident and the cabbies previous convictions.
It was decided that the cabbie was not a fit and proper person to hold a license.
The driver has the right of appeal against the decision, although no appeal has been lodged as yet.