A North Yorkshire taxi driver has had his licence revoked after it was revealed he threatened to chop his daughter’s legs up and boil her head in a pan. Concerns over the drivers conduct were raised, alerting Hambleton District Council’s licensing and appeals panel to order him before a hearing.
According to a report in the Northern Echo, the panel heard that a number of complaints had been made against this particular driver dating back to 2012. The driver in question was stripped of his licence back in October of 2012 after it was found he carried an excess number of passengers, acted inappropriately and had driven dangerously. A procedural technicality meant his licence was reinstated, but two years later he received a written warning following more complaints made against him about his driving and conduct. Now the licensing panel have decided to revoke his licence for a second time after they heard he was harassing his own daughter, which led to a police caution. The panel heard that the driver made repeated threats to his daughter and displayed some “bizarre” behaviour, including breaking her bed up and placing her clothes over the back of his vehicle. It was heard that he contacted his daughter 64 times in a single day, leaving “derogatory comments” including the threat to chop her legs up and boil her head. The panel concluded that the nature of the comments and threats were enough to make the decision to revoke his licence. They stated that any sanction less than revocation of his taxi licence would be insufficient in the interests of public safety.