Enforcement Success on Fraudulent Declaration

Published September 7, 2016 at 13:41

Rossendale Borough Council’s Licencing Enforcement Team have secured a conviction in Court for a  hackney carriage licence driver who failed to declare a conviction.

Shahid Javaid, of Arnold St, Huddersfield, pleaded guilty on August 19th at Burnley Magistrates Court to Fraud by False Representation. He was fined £80 in total and was ordered to pay £150 costs. His licence has also been revoked.

Javaid had failed to declare his conviction of driving without insurance on a previous hackney license with another licensing authority when he applied to Rossendale Council for a licence.

The Enforcement Team at Rossendale worked hard on the investigation against Javaid and collated a vast amount of evidence for the case which resulted in the guilty plea.

Cllr Steve Hughes, Chair of Rossendale Council’s Licensing Committee welcomed this conviction saying;

This shows the important work our Enforcement Officers are doing and how their work is monitoring and making sure that taxis are a safe transport option for the public. It is simply unacceptable to fail to declare convictions on your application form and this case shows our Enforcement Officers will find out.”

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