Minicab driver fined £1K for illegal plying » National Taxi Association

A minicab driver from Telford has been fined £1,000 and given eight points on his license after illegally plying for trade as a taxi. Minhaj Jawad, of Leegomery, Telford was sentenced at Shrewsbury Magistrates Court, after he was caught in the early hours of August 24 illegally collecting members of the public on St Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury, who had not booked through a licensed operator, an activity known as plying for hire. He was found guilty of plying for hire and consequently having invalid motor insurance for the journey undertaken. Following the successful prosecution by Shropshire Council, Jawad was ordered by the Court to pay a total of £968.48 and has received eight penalty points on his driving licence. Karen Collier, Shropshire Council’s operations manager – health and community protection, said: “We welcome the decision of the Court in this case, and this dem...

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