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​Taxi driver loses appeal against licence revocation

Press Release   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:47 GMT

A taxi driver whose licence was revoked by Bury Council has lost his court appeal against the decision.

The council had ruled that Zulfiqar Ahmed was no longer a ‘fit and proper’ person to hold a Hackney licence because he had failed to maintain his vehicle despite previous warnings.

Ahmed (aged 51) of Cook Street, Bury lodged an appeal, but this was dismissed on 17 December by Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court which awarded the council legal costs of £1,735.

Councillor Judith Kelly, cabinet member for corporate affairs and HR, said: “The safety of the public is paramount for a licensing authority and we will not allow this to be compromised. Bury Council requires high standards of all drivers, operators and vehicles and we will not hesitate in considering action against those failing to meet those standards.”

ENDS

Press release issued: 19 December 2018.