Triple court win for Pendle Council against taxi and private hire drivers who were refused licences

Pendle Council has won in court at three separate hearings where taxi drivers have appealed against the council's decision to refuse or revoke a taxi or private hire licence.

On each occasion council decisions were upheld by the judges after the three men pushed through court hearings against the licensing authority.

Khadim Hussain was refused a hackney carriage taxi driver’s licence following an argument with a female passenger. When she got out of the taxi and noted down his details, he drove forward and ran into her.

Pendle Council revoked his licence and when he made a new application, the council refused it.

The judge said that refusal was “the proper approach” as the driver had been “reckless and could have caused serious injury”.

Another driver, Mohammed Haroon Bashir was refused a driver’s licence as he had multiple convictions. The judge refused his appeal and he was ordered to pay £50 in costs.

A third driver, Altaf Ahmed, pleaded guilty to twice overcharging a woman with her husband who uses a wheelchair. Ahmed was fined £290 for each offence and ordered to pay £100 in costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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