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Date published: 20th September 2016

Norwich magistrates’ court last week (Wednesday September 14) ordered Michael Hunniball to pay £530 for driving his taxi without the appropriate NNDC licence or insurance.

The court heard that Mr Hunniball’s Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver’s licence had expired on May 13, 2016, but that the defendant had driven passengers as part of his Norfolk County Council school passenger transport contract on June 20, 2016.

Cllr Judy Oliver Cabinet Member for Licensing said: “This outcome is very important for the Council in ensuring public safety. The penalty awarded in the case shows that these breaches of licensing regulation will not be tolerated and are taken seriously by the courts.”

Mr Hunniball, who owns Black Knight Cars, was fined:

  • £100 for not having an appropriate North Norfolk District Council licence;
  • £200 for not having insurance, plus 6 points added to his DVLA driver’s licence;
  • £200 costs awarded;
  • £30 victim surcharge.

Last updated: 26th September 2016