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Taxi driver fined for refusing to provide a ride to a blind woman and her guide dog

Taxi driver fined for refusing to provide a ride to a blind woman and her guide dog

Taxi driver fined for refusing to provide a ride to a blind woman and her guide dog.

A private hire taxi driver from Batley, Mohammed Sarfraz, broke the Equality Act 2010, and was subsequently fined by the magistrates to pay £484 in fines and costs.

Sarfraz did not attend the court in person but pleaded guilty to the offence.

The 66-year old, experienced taxi driver refused to carry the blind lady passenger who had a guide dog with her.

This was part of a Kirklees Council sting operation carried out in Heckmondwike on Saturday 23rd June.

He was asked to book the taxi ride for a blind person with an assistance guide dog, but he refused and was therefore caught.

He was succesfully prosecuted and ordered to pay a suitable fine. This was Sarfraz’s first offence.

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