A ‘rude, insulting and threatening’ taxi driver has been fined £1,000 and failed in his bid to win back his licence.
And in the court case involving Mohammed Yusif of Belgrave Road, Aylesbury, the district council’s licensing team was praised for its thoroughness of investigation and quality of evidence.
The comments were made by magistrates following Yusif’s appeal against his taxi licence being revoked by AVDC.
However, during the case on January 27, he was judged to have demonstrated rude, insulting and threatening behaviour towards both the police and the council.
He was fined £1,000 and his appeal against the council’s decision to revoke his taxi licence was dismissed.
AVDC’s licensing manager, Peter Seal, said: “This was a good result for AVDC and will send out a strong message that aggressive and abusive behaviour will not be tolerated in the Vale.
“It also demonstrates that our officers are extremely rigorous in their work, and that they have the right training to deal with difficult situations.
“AVDC will continue to work with the local police to ensure that offences are dealt with swiftly and effectively.”