Court rejects taxi driver's bid to keep private hire licence
A TAXI driver who lost his private hire licence because of speeding offences has lost his appeal to keep the permit.
Brendan Hughes, of Derby, had argued that losing his licence would cause undue financial hardship.
Leicester Magistrates' Court was told that North West Leicestershire District Council had refused to renew the licence because of concerns about the number of penalty points that Mr Hughes had received for a series of speeding offences.
The court also heard that Mr Hughes had failed to comply with the conditions attached to his licence because he had not reported the speeding offences within a week.
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Magistrates dismissed the appeal.
They said they were satisfied that the decision of the council not to renew the licence was reasonable given the circumstances of Hughes' driving record and his failure to comply with the conditions of his licence.
Hughes was also ordered to pay the council's costs of £700.
Councillor Alison Smith welcomed the outcome, saying there was "no excuse" for speeding.