Two private hire drivers have been successfully prosecuted at MK Magistrates’ Court for illegally plying for hire following a joint enforcement operation conducted by Milton Keynes, Aylesbury Vale Councils and South Northants.
The private hire driver, Abdullah Sheik Sulaiman of Serpentine Court, Bletchley had accepted a £12 journey from Central MK to Fenny Stratford in March 2019 which was not a pre-booked ride. At the time, Mr Sulaiman’s vehicle was only insured for pre-booked journeys with operator Uber. Mr Sulaiman attended MK Magistrates Court on 19 July 2019 and pleaded guilty to plying for hire and driving without valid motor insurance.
The court fined £60 for plying for hire; £180 for no insurance; given 6 points on his DVLA licence; and ordered to pay costs of £420 with a victim surcharge of £30. Mr Sulaiman is a licensed operator by Transport for London, and they will now review his licence as a result of this conviction by the court.
Another private hire driver, Mohammed Taghi Alizadeh of Scarsdale, Heelands, Milton Keynes had accepted a £15 in October 2018 which had not been pre-booked. Following a trial he was convicted and fined £50 for plying for hire; £150 for no insurance; given 6 points on his DVLA licence, and ordered to pay costs of £300 with a victim surcharge of £30. South Northants Council licenses Mr Alizadeh, and they will now review his licence as a result of this conviction from the court.