MEGA win for private hire union chief after Judge throws out accusations of assault on two officers 

A private hire drivers' union boss accused of assaulting two police officers during a demonstration has had the case against him dropped.

Founder and Chair of the United Private Hire Driver's (UPHD) branch of the Independent Workers Great Britain (IWGB) trade union, James Farrar, faced accusations of causing the officers "pain" and "discomfort" when using a standard megaphone during the course of a protest which took place on 4 March 2019.

The UPHD had confirmed that the police did not allege that Farrar physically touched the two officers or threatened any violence, and have now announced that the Judge handling the case has said Farrar has no case to answer to.

This is not the first time Farrar has tasted success in a courtroom. Alongside co-claimant Yaseem Aslam, he won a court battle against ride-sharing giants Uber over workers' rights.

Image credit: Twitter - UPHD

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