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Taxi Driver Loses Licence For Refusing Couple And Their Guide Dog

February 8, 2019

A taxi driver who refused to pick up a blind couple and their guide dog has lost his licence.

Mark Whittle and his wife were waiting to be collected by Mohammed Saghir, 59, in Nottingham, in December.

After a member of the public saw the driver pull up, look over and leave, Mr Whittle said the taxi firm told him it was because of his dog, Archer.

Mr Saghir, who was previously fined at court, has now lost his licence after a council review.

The company sent another car to pick up Mr Whittle, who is totally blind, and his wife, who is visually impaired, and told him to report the driver the next day, he said.

Mr Whittle said he didn’t want it to happen to anyone else.

“I reported it to taxi licensing because it is not fair. It is discrimination,” he said.

Mr Whittle, 57, added: “I feel for him as he has lost his licence, but he knew what he was doing.

“If we phone a taxi, we have to rely on them picking us up. People like me are very vulnerable.”

“The majority of taxi drivers are very polite. It is just the odd one.”

Nottingham City Council said Mr Saghir, of Sneinton Boulevard, will need to reapply for a licence in future and “be able to demonstrate that he is fit and proper to return to taxi driving”.

Councillor Toby Neal said it was “totally unacceptable” for them to be left at the side of the road.

He said: “Under the Equality Act, guide dog and other assistance dog owners have the right to enter the majority of services, premises and vehicles with their dog.”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2019 4:29 pm

    So what are Nottingham City Council doing about all of their Sick/Disabled Vulnerable Adult Abusing Discriminating Murdering Hate Criminal Fraudsters at the DWP Atos Capita Maximus???

    Here is what the ‘Wilfully Neglectful’ hate criminals are SUPPOSED to be doing –

    Or does Nottingham City Councillor Toby Neal only go after people called “Mohammed”?

    Where is this scumbag nonces Social Services and Police?

    Nottingham City Councillor Toby Neal – Ward: Berridge Ward. Party: Labour

    Care Act 2014 – Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect –

    Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 –
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care worker offence –
    Ill-treatment or wilful neglect: care provider offence –

    Assisting an Offender – section 4(1) Criminal Law Act 1967 –

    Concealing an Arrestable Offence: s.5 Criminal Law Act 1967 –

    Serious Crime Act 2007 – Encouraging or Assisting Crime –

    Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 –

    Misconduct in Public Office –

    Disability Hate Crime – Criminal Justice Act 2003 (section 146) –
    Increase in sentences for aggravation related to disability –

    Nottingham City Council EMPLOYS CAPITA –

    Controversial firm Capita handed £2.7m contract to lead Notts’ five-year health plan –

    Capita Education Services selected by Nottingham City Council –

    The DWP;s Atos Capita Maximus WCA Criminal Quacks Union UNISON…

    Nottingham City Council and Atos Capita Maximus WCA Criminal Quacks Union UNISON…
    Seats 55 councillors
    Political groups
    Labour (52)
    Conservative (3)

    Nottingham City Council Leader Jon Collins

    “Jon … was elected Chair of the Nottinghamshire Police Authority in 2010 … Previously, Jon has been a Board Member on the City’s Primary Care Trust”

    So that Hate Criminal nonce has no excuse for it’s ‘wilfull neglect’.. is it in Prison yet???

    Oh Right –

    Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner –
    “The current incumbent is Paddy Tipping, who represents the LABOUR Party.”

    Corrupt nonce scum –

    BSing criminal nonce –

  2. February 8, 2019 4:53 pm


    And if you have any vomit left for Jeremy Corbyns Nottingham Criminal Nonces…

    Nottingham City Council also SHARE THEIR HEADQUATERS WITH THE DWP


    Government department to create space for 52 extra staff in Nottingham –

    “The Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) has extended its office at Loxley House after an agreement with Nottingham City Council, which uses the building as its headquarters.

    DWP has had 39 people based there since August 2015 but has now agreed an additional licence agreement with the council to use the larger space between February 2018 and August 2020.”

  3. Meryl Davids permalink
    February 9, 2019 9:43 am

    P and D spot on, as for the driver a fine should have sufficed, to take away his job and leave him unemployed is a draconian action for a poor decision regarding the dog.

    • February 9, 2019 4:15 pm

      Thankyou Meryl!

      And if Mohammed *Does* have an allergy/fear of dogs then who is it that’s getting racial/disability discrimination.

      (not everyone is comfortable around large four-legged offensive weapons)

      and e.g.

      What did Labour Nottingham City Councillor Toby Neal and the rest of it’s gang of hate criminal nonces do when it’s DWP/CAPITA mates defraud and Starvation Torture the disabled…

      Absolutely Nothing –

      (Nottinghamshire) Mentally unwell woman has disability benefits stopped because assessor failed to turn up to home visit –

      If someone with a disability has a life so comfortable that the only thing they have to whine about is occasionally getting refused by a cab, then the whinger SHOULD TAKE A NUMBER AND GET RIGHT TO THE BACK OF THE VERY LONG QUE.

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