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(From Nottingham Evening Post)
A private hire taxi firm is continuing to operate in the city centre without a licence despite one of its owners being found guilty of breaking the law in Nottingham Magistrates Court. It is a year since Abbey Cabs opened on Alfreton Road and six months since the Post revealed its activities. Yet still it has not been shut down. JAMES SMITH and DAN HODGES report Taxi licensing laws are there to protect the public. For private hire firms, they ensure the council has checked every company, employer, driver and car and found them safe.
I am not going to apply for a licence. We strongly believe we don't need to. Abbey Cabs is still making money. Everyone's happy Abdul Rashid But six months after the Evening Post first named them, one city firm is still flouting those laws.
In February, we reported that Abbey Cabs, in Alfreton Road, was openly running without an operator's licence.
Its owners - Abdul Rashid and Mohammed Taj - claim the city council failed to …