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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:02 am 
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This is the second article in one day from the Bishop Stortford Independent :-o

(The other being the Stansted Airport driver PCOJ one.)


Uttlesford District Council prosecutes driver who failed to disclose convictions

https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent ... t-9078735/

A would-be taxi driver who failed to declare previous convictions has been prosecuted by Uttlesford District Council.

Halil Pekmezci, of Princess Court, Cambridge applied for a joint hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driver's licence from the authority but did not disclose the convictions which included a number of benefit fraud offences and a crime and disorder offence.

At Chelmsford Magistrates Court on August 1, Pekmezci was found guilty in his absence of making a false statement in order to obtain a licence. He was fined £220 and ordered to pay the council's prosecution costs of £623.18 and a £30 victim surcharge, totalling more than £870.

His application had already been refused by the council's licensing and environmental health committee on April 23.

Cllr Patrick Lavelle, chair of the committee, said: "The council has robust policies and procedures in place that are designed to keep passengers safe when using taxis and private hire vehicles in the district.

"Failure to declare a conviction on a taxi driver licence application is an offence, and

I hope this prosecution serves as a reminder to those who deliberately seek to mislead the council that we will find out and we will take the necessary course of action. The circumstances of this particular case made the applicant unsuitable for the responsibility of accepting passengers."


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StuartW wrote:
This is the second article in one day from the Bishop Stortford Independent :-o

(The other being the Stansted Airport driver PCOJ one.)


Uttlesford District Council prosecutes driver who failed to disclose convictions

https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent ... t-9078735/

A would-be taxi driver who failed to declare previous convictions has been prosecuted by Uttlesford District Council.

Halil Pekmezci, of Princess Court, Cambridge applied for a joint hackney carriage/private hire vehicle driver's licence from the authority but did not disclose the convictions which included a number of benefit fraud offences and a crime and disorder offence.

At Chelmsford Magistrates Court on August 1, Pekmezci was found guilty in his absence of making a false statement in order to obtain a licence. He was fined £220 and ordered to pay the council's prosecution costs of £623.18 and a £30 victim surcharge, totalling more than £870.

His application had already been refused by the council's licensing and environmental health committee on April 23.

Cllr Patrick Lavelle, chair of the committee, said: "The council has robust policies and procedures in place that are designed to keep passengers safe when using taxis and private hire vehicles in the district.

"Failure to declare a conviction on a taxi driver licence application is an offence, and

I hope this prosecution serves as a reminder to those who deliberately seek to mislead the council that we will find out and we will take the necessary course of action. The circumstances of this particular case made the applicant unsuitable for the responsibility of accepting passengers."



From Cambridge but wanted a badge in Uttlesford?


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