Editorial News Extra:
Uber driver arrested in March 2016, convicted of touting on January 2017, carried on working with TfL blessing.
A London Uber driver has been found guilty of unlawfully plying for hire in Cheltenham, during the National Hunt Festival.
Abdifatah Hagi Abdikadir, from Emanuel Avenue in London, was parked near Cheltenham Spa railway station at around 12.14am on March 17, Cheltenham magistrates heard on Monday, January 9.
A group of men approached the defendant's vehicle and after a short exchange got in and the vehicle and it drove off.
Further inquiries by Cheltenham Borough Council revealed that the defendant was licensed by Transport for London as a private hire driver. In interview under caution he admitted he was an Uber driver, said a Cheltenham Borough Council spokesman.
This man is still licensed by TfL today.