Leigh minicab driver’s suspension appeal thrown out » National Taxi Association

Leigh minicab driver’s suspension appeal thrown out » National Taxi Association

A PRIVATE hire driver who was suspended from driving has had his appeal thrown out of court. John Marland, aged 43, of Mill Lane, Leigh, appeared at Wigan Magistrates Court to appeal a decision made in February temporarily banning him from driving a private hire vehicle for two months. The ban was imposed after Mr Marland failed to tell Wigan Council about previous motoring offences. After hearing the evidence on May 2, the court upheld the committee’s decision, saying it was satisfied the council had carried out its duties and given sufficient warning. As a result, Mr Marland will have to pay the council’s £200 costs and the original ban will remain. Julie Middlehurst, trading standards and licensing manager for Wigan Council, said: “A condition of the private hire drivers’ licence is that they must notify us of any conviction, formal caution or fixed penalty notice withi...

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