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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:53 pm 
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Wolverhampton taxi driver abandoned blind passenger at Molineux after refusing to carry guide dog

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A court dismissed Shamal Hussein Majid’s appeal against City of Wolverhampton Council’s decision to revoke his private hire driver licence

A taxi driver who abandoned a blind passenger after refusing to carry her assistance dog in his vehicle has had his licence revoked.

Sharmal Hussein Majid initially told the customer her guide dog would have to go in the boot when he arrived at the pick up at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton on March 7, 2020.

He also told her she'd be charged an extra £10 in order to clean the vehicle.

When challenged by the customer, Majid said he was allergic to dogs, despite not holding an exemption certificate.

He then abandoned the customer, who is registered legally blind, at the roadside and drove off.

Following the incident, Majid, of Evans Street, Whitmore Reans, appeared at Black Country Magistrates' Court on Friday, April 23, to appeal City of Wolverhampton Council’s decision to revoke his private hire driver licence.

After dismissing the appeal, District Judge Wheeler, said: “I do not accept your evidence at all. You were making it up when you attended the review hearing in April last year and you are making it up today as you go along. I attach no credibility at all to your evidence."

He continued: “Wolverhampton City Council were right to speak to you about this and to conclude that you abandoned the passenger and her guide dog.

“The council’s decision was not wrong. They reached a reasonable conclusion and their response was appropriate.”

Mr Majid was also ordered to pay the council £300 towards legal costs.

Speaking after the hearing, the council’s commercial regulation manager, Chris Howell, said: “Leaving a vulnerable person at the side of the road is inexcusable and certainly not the high standard that we expect from our licensed drivers who all undergo disability awareness training to ensure they are aware of their legal obligation to carry assistance dogs at no additional charge.

“Where a driver has a medical condition that would prevent them from carrying assistance dogs, this must be independently verified through medical testing and an exemption certificate is issued.”


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I wonder if Wolverhampton City Council takes the same interest in stuff like this if it happens in Blackpool, Stoke or Southampton? [-(


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After dismissing the appeal, District Judge Wheeler, said: “I do not accept your evidence at all. You were making it up when you attended the review hearing in April last year and you are making it up today as you go along. I attach no credibility at all to your evidence."

Maybe the judge should have outlined the sentencing options available to a court if someone commits perjury in their courts. [-(

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:20 pm 
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StuartW wrote:
I wonder if Wolverhampton City Council takes the same interest in stuff like this if it happens in Blackpool, Stoke or Southampton? [-(

No chance, as long as the licensee pays their fee, no interest in any dodgy doings. [-(

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I wonder if Venn is reading this :lol:

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edders23 wrote:
I wonder if Venn is reading this :lol:

Did we ever work out if he could actually read? 8-[

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