The unidentified Preston Hackney Carriage driver (below) was forced to hand over his license after his hate-filled rant on social media which shocked viewers, many of whom are obviously ignorant about what Islam teaches. He was later arrested by police on “suspicion of religiously aggravated harassment” and is out on bail.
LEP The MUSLIM driver appeared before Preston City Council’s Taxi and Miscellaneous Committee today to have his Hackney Carriage driver’s licence reviewed. A Preston City Council spokesperson said: “During the course of the hearing, the driver agreed to hand-in their Hackney Carriage driver’s licence by the close of business today, and has already done so.
“This will be in effect until the completion of the related police investigation and any subsequent legal processes. “The driver will be unable to drive a Hackney Carriage in Preston until reappearing before the Taxi and Miscellaneous Committee for a full licence review.”
Following the release of the video a petition calling for the Deepdale-based driver’s licence to be revoked was launched and has now reached almost 2,000 signatures.