Council commitment to keeping Northampton’s taxis safe
Northampton Borough Council is reminding people of their commitment to taxi safety, after a man was prosecuted earlier this week for operating a private hire company using a forged licence.
The driver, a 30 year old Northampton man, appeared at Northampton Magistrates Court on 27 September and pleaded guilty to offences under the Fraud Act 2006, Forgery & Counterfeiting Act 1981 and no insurance.
After being found guilty on all three charges, the man was sentenced to a Community Service Order for 12 months 60 hours unpaid work for false instrument under the Fraud Act, a Community Service Order for 12 months 60 hours unpaid work for making a false document under the Forgery & Counterfeiting Act, eight points on his DVLA licence for having no insurance, a £300 fine for costs and a £60 victim surcharge.
Cabinet member for Community Safety, Cllr Mike Hallam, said: “Having fully licensed vehicles , operators and drivers who work to ensure the safety of Northampton residents is very important to us.