A man who ran an illegal private hire operation at London Luton Airport has been fined and banned from driving after pleading guilty at Luton Magistrates' Court. Yasir Masood, 39, of Luton, was charged with acting as an illegal tout for hire by a private hire vehicle in February.
He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge. He was also disqualified from driving for 30 days.
As reported in the Luton Today, Sergeant James Hart, from the force’s community policing team at the airport, said: “We know that illegal touts have been causing a number of issues at the airport. “This kind of behaviour can be irritating for people, and it is also unfair on legitimate taxi drivers who have gone through the proper processes of getting a licence. “Touting will not be tolerated. Those doing so will be interviewed and prosecuted to the full extent.”
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