Cab­bie loses his li­cence

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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.

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