Rogue Sevenoaks taxi driver makes bid to appeal council’s ruling » National Taxi Association

Rogue Sevenoaks taxi driver makes bid to appeal council’s ruling » National Taxi Association

A rogue taxi driver stripped of his licence by the Sevenoaks District Council is making a bid to return to the taxi ranks. Ray Gomes has appealed the council’s decision to suspend his hackney carriage vehicle licence, after the local authority ruled that he had been sexist, abusive and threatening towards other drivers in February. Mr Gomes, of 7oaks Cars, was ordered to hand over his badge on the spot following the three-and-a-half-hour licensing hearing in February. District councillors on a specially convened panel stripped him of his right to operate a hackney carriage after hearing details of 12 complaints levelled at him by other taxi drivers between March and November last year. Chief among these was that he had subjected the only female cabbie on the Sevenoaks station rank to a sustained campaign of bad language which ultimately forced her to quit. Mr Gomes will ap...

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