Cabbie loses his licence
A CABBIE caught on caught on camera ‘nearly knocking’ a little girl over has been ordered to pay over £1,000.
Yaseen Rehman has also had his licence taken off him by Middlesbrough Council, meaning he is no longer able to work as a taxi driver.
The former Boro Taxis worker appeared at Teesside Magistrates’ Cour.
The 45-year-old of Dornoch Sands, Acklam, faced two charges ‘proved in absence’ - driving without due care and attention and failing to accord precedence at a crossing.
He was fined £880 and ordered to pay costs of £151. Dash cam footage captured the moment Rehman, who was driving a Skoda Octavia, committed the crime.
A childminder caring for Anthony Breslin’s three-year-old daughter, Willow, and another child comes along, thanks the driver, and starts to cross the road.
Willow can then be seen going to run ahead but the “quick-minded” childminder quickly pulls her back before the taxi overtakes the traffic and travels on the wrong side of the road.
The incident occurred on Trimdon Avenue in Acklam , just outside St Clare’s Primary School, at about 9am on April 24.
Speaking at the time, Anthony said: “As you can see from the footage, the childminder only let go of my daughter’s hand for one second to say thank you to the driver for stopping.
Middlesbrough Coun Julia Rostron said: “Our taxi drivers carry out an important public service, and that carries with it great responsibility towards the passengers they carry, and other members of the public.
Boro Cars confirmed Rehman, who appeared in court on July 30, was no longer working for them.