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Unlicensed taxi driver fined over breach

Unlicensed taxi driver fined over breach

The driver of an unlicensed taxi has been fined after he was found illegally plying for hire at Selby station.

Acomb man Paul Thompson, 49, appeared before York and Selby Magistrates' Court last week. He pleaded guilty and was promptly fined an initial £120 plus an array of costs and charges that brought his total bill to £260.

The prosecution was brought by Selby District Council who say they take the issues surrounding the proper licensing of local taxis seriously.

Council executive member, Cllr Richard Musgrave, said, “Licensing taxi drivers who are working in our district helps us keep all our residents safe.

“Members of the public have a right to expect that the taxis working in our district are properly licensed and the driver has been DBS checked and found to be a fit and proper person to hold that licence. This prosecution sends a clear message that we take our responsibility seriously and will prosecute where individuals are operating illegally.”