A private hire driver licensed by Wolverhampton City Council is at risk of losing his licence after a member of the public caught him dumping bags of rubbish in bushes In Derby.
The unnamed man was filmed by a member of the public who confronted him after he had witnessed the illegal act of fly tipping.
The footage, which has been shared across social media, shows the private hire driver going back into the bushes to collect the bags he had just dumped.
While throwing the bags back into his car boot, he can be heard speaking. Although it‘s not clear what he said, he appears to swear before entering his private hire vehicle and driving away from the scene.
Councillor Ajit Singh Atwal, who works for Derby City Council, became aware of the viral footage and contacted the private hire firm that the driver was working with.
Cllr Atwal said in a message made public: “I had a meeting and spoke to the management and the proprietors of Albatross Cars regarding the incident of fly tipping. They had suspended the driver immediately once they were made aware of the incident.
”This morning they called the driver into the office and terminated his work with Albatross cars with immediate effect. The individual’s details have also been sent to PPO team as an offence has been committed regarding the fly tipping.”
Cllr Ajit has also confirmed that he has asked Derby’s taxi and private hire licensing team to contact Wolverhampton City Council to inform them of the driver’s actions.
Wolverhampton City Council are now likely to assess whether the driver can still be considered a fit-and-proper person to hold a private hire driver's licence.