A taxi driver has been banned from the roads after making 382 trips without insurance.
The Nottingham Post reports that Darren Hickling did the work although his taxi licence had been suspended by Gedling Borough Council, a court heard.
Hickling was fined £600 and must pay the £550 council costs and a £60 government surcharge.
He admitted four counts of driving without insurance and he also pleaded guilty to using a hackney carriage without a licence between December 30 and January 26.
Hannah Cash, prosecuting, said Hickling was issued with a licence in February last year. This covered taxis and private hire work. On December 8, he was called before the council’s licensing committee “after a complaint regarding his conduct towards a civil enforcement officer”.
Mrs Cash said: “He didn’t appeal and the suspension started on December 30 to January 26. On February 24, the council received a further complaint regarding Mr Hickling’s conduct from a licensing enforcement officer from Broxtowe Borough Council.”
When checks were made with a taxi firm, it said he began working for them on December 2. “He undertook 382 jobs during the suspension and never informed them of the suspension. During the suspension, he drove members of the public while uninsured.”