THREE taxi drivers have been stopped from operating in Oxford for not following city rules.

Karol Grzyb of Toot Hill Butts in Headington was found guilty in November of unlawfully plying for hire in Oxford in a taxi which was licensed by another authority.

Grzyb was fined £483 at Oxford Magistrates’ Court and was also ordered to pay costs and victim surcharge as well as £200 and six points on his licence for having no insurance.

The judge was satisfied that Grzyb had failed to stop as a deliberate attempt to avoid detection.

On the same date an Oxford licensed driver Mohammed Hammou from John Buchan Road in Oxford lost an appeal against the council for the revocation of his private hire driver licence, which was removed due to his conviction at Magistrate Court on May 13, 2019.

Hammou was found guilty and fined £480 for unlawful plying for hire and £170 got six points on his licence for using a car without any insurance.

On November 14, Lutfur Rahman, from Wood Farm Road, lost his appeal against the council’s refusal to grant him a private hire licence.

The court was satisfied that Mr Rahman was not a fit and proper person to hold a licence as he has a long and very poor licence record. His failure to disclose convictions was also deliberate.