Wolverhampton Taxi Firm Licence Remains Revoked


Magistrates Upholds Decision After Appeal

Wolverhampton Magistrates Court has up held a decision to revoke the licence of a taxi firm.


The firm, Westside Radio Cars, licence was revoked after Councillors in Wolverhampton ordered it to be annulled in October. However, owner Tahir Hussain appealed the decision.


Action was taken after a council investigation found “they had four uninsured cars operating over a weekend in July last year.”


Representing Wolverhampton City Council, Mrs Sarah Hardwick said, “Mr Hussain had failed to provide the correct insurance documents when the council visited their base. The trips the four uninsured cars carried out jeopardised public safety.”


Under council guidelines, they can revoke a license for multiple breaches of guidelines, and the council believe there were multiple breaches as a number of journeys were made across the weekend.”


Mr Hussain was ordered to pay £2,125.52 in costs, however will appeal to the Crown Court.


He said, “I have 21 days now to appeal which I will do. I feel as though we have been treated unfairly and I will take it as far as I need to, to clear my name.”


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