By Greg Dawson
A taxi driver could face losing his licence after assaulting a man at a Sikh temple in Huddersfield.
The attack happened at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara on Prospect Street, Springwood, on February 3rd
60-year-old Karamjit Singh pleaded guilty to the assault on the day of his trial.
The taxi driver now faces another court hearing to determine if he should be allowed to keep his licence.
Singh was fined following the convictions on June the 5th, Kirklees magistrates ordering him to pay £50 compensation to the victim on top of this.
Tanif Hanif, prosecuting on behalf of Kirklees Council, has said pending the outcome of the hearing the driver’s licence was suspended.
Singh submitted an appeal against the suspension of his licence Mr Hanif saying: “It was thought prudent to adjourn the matter because the assault trial was listed for June 5.
“He has been convicted by way of a change of plea.
“He’s submitted an appeal against the original decision to suspend his licence and is allowed to continue driving during that time.
“Now he’s convicted the licensing authority will look at that and make a decision – either to revoke his licence completely or allow it with conditions.”
A hearing will take place on July the 18th to determine if Singh is fit to continue working as a taxi driver.