Huddersfield taxi driver could have his licence revoked for assaulting man at a Sikh temple

A Huddersfield taxi driver faces losing his hackney carriage licence after he assaulted a man at a Sikh temple in Springwood. The attack, by Karamijt Singh, happened at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on 3 February. 

Singh, 60, pleaded guilty to assault on the day of his trial and now faces a court hearing where a decision will be made on whether his taxi licence should be revoked.  As reported in the Examiner Live, Singh was fined following his conviction for the offence and ordered to pay compensation to the sum of £50 to the victim. Prosecuting on behalf of Kirklees Council, Tahir Hanif confirmed that Singh's hackney carriage licence has been suspended pending the outcome of the court hearing. He then launched an appeal with the authority against this decision. Mr Hanif said: "It was thought prudent to adjourn the matter because the assault trial was listed for June 5. "He has been convicted by way of a change of plea. "He's submitted an appeal against the original decision to suspend his licence and is allowed to continue driving during that time. "Now he's convicted the licensing authority will look at that and make a decision - either to revoke his licence completely or allow it with conditions." Huddersfield Court will now hold a full hearing to determine if Singh is a "fit and proper person" to hold a taxi licence.

Singh will give evidence at the hearing on 18 July.

Image: Source; Geograph 

Image: Author; Betty Longbottom 

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