Rossendale cabbie fined for working without licence

A man who was formerly registered as a taxi driver in Rossendale has been prosecuted and fined after he was discovered working without a licence.

52 year old Mohammed Iqbal's hackney carriage licence had been revoked in Spetember 2018 by Rossendale Borough Council after it was discovered that he had failed to disclose a driving conviction which led to him being disqualified from driving.

Iqbal was then caught plying for hire in his Mercedes, which was registered as a taxi, in South Street, Bacup.

Iqbal, of Burnley Road, Todmorden, pleaded guilty at Burnley Magistrates’ Court and was fined £266 for the offence. He was also ordered to pay £296.30 in legal costs as well as £210 investigation costs.

Rossendale Council have come under scrutiny in the past regarding how licences are issued in the borough, however the Lancashire Telegraph reported that Councillor Steve Hughes, Rossendale Council's communities boss assured the public that the council insists on the highest standards from their cabbies, with safety being paramount.

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