A BRADFORD taxi driver with a conviction for rape was revealed today to be still driving his cab around the city, after council chiefs failed in an attempt to revoke his licence.
Bradford Council admitted it had been unable to revoke the licence after the driver appealed in court to get it back.
The case came to light after a member of the public made a freedom of information request to the council, which also disclosed that 31 other Bradford cabies have serious criminal convictions for violence.
Of the 3,006 drivers in the Bradford district, 29 have been convicted for actual bodily harm, two for grievous bodily harm and one for rape.
A Bradford Council spokesman said: "The Council refused to renew the licence for the one driver with a rape conviction, but he successfully appealed in court."
Last month one cab driver, Mohammed Ahmed, was jailed for ten years for twice raping a young woman he had picked up illegally outside Bradford University.
Another Bradford driver was jailed for nine years in June for raping a teenage passenger who got into his private hire cab in Leeds.
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