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Taxi driver licence revocation upheld

Taxi Published Friday, 28 April 2017

Manchester Magistrates' Court has dismissed an appeal brought by a Wyre taxi driver after his licence was revoked for driving offences.

Mr Glenn Holt had brought the appeal on 26 April following revocation of his driver’s licence by Wyre’s licensing committee in October 2016.

Mr Holt has a history of poor driving and received a number of driving convictions during the currency of his licence. He had been given warnings at two previous committee hearings where he had been called to account for poor driving. After a further speeding offence the committee made the decision to revoke his licence.

Councillor Simon Bridge JP, Chair of Wyre Council's licensing committee, said: “The safety of the public is paramount and we will not allow this to be compromised in any way. Wyre Council requires the highest standards from our taxi drivers and will not hesitate to take action against those who do not meet our expectations.”

Magistrates upheld the revocation of Mr Holt’s driving licence and ordered that he should pay the legal costs of bringing the case to appeal.

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