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Sherwood taxi driver fined for illegally picking up passengers in city


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A TAXI driver from Sherwood is one of 14 that was prosecuted by Nottingham City Council for illegally picking up passengers in the city during the last six months.

Mohammad Waseem, 38, of Hucknall Road, Sherwood was fined a total of £404 including costs and received seven points on his licence.

The only taxis you can hail are Nottingham City Hackney cabs; private hire vehicles or ‘mini cabs’ can only be pre-booked.

Mr Waseem was caught during a recent crackdown on rogue cabbies by the council’s Community Protection team.

Nottingham City Council are planning a number of further covert operations in the city in an attempt to catch further offenders and act as a deterrent for others.

Nicola Heaton, portfolio holder for Community Services said: “It is imperative that we catch these people and bring them to justice.  This is a strong message to others out there who think they can get away with illegally plying for hire in our city.”

Cllr McDonald, portfolio holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport said: “Our citizens’ safety is paramount. We will not allow these people to conduct illegal business on our roads.”


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  1. Try sacking all the crooked ones who dont put the meter on, yep, cash straight in the pocket, no tax or NI contributions. Oh I forgot….that would be all of them..


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