Morden mini cab driver Thayagaran Shritharan caught in Sutton driving patients to hospital despite ban

Wimbledon Guardian: Morden mini cab driver Thayagaran Shritharan caught in Sutton driving patients to hospital despite ban Morden mini cab driver Thayagaran Shritharan caught in Sutton driving patients to hospital despite ban

A banned driver was able to take patients to and from hospital after failing to tell his employers he was disqualified.

Mini cab driver Thayagaran Shritharan, 47, lined his pockets between July and August this year despite being disqualified from driving and having no insurance.

The man, who was disqualified from driving for six months at Croydon Magistrates Court last week, was stopped by police on Bishopsford Road, Morden, whilst carrying a passenger on August 8.

Shritharan, of Llanthony Road, Morden, was also ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work and pay £85 compensation at court on October 15.

It emerged Shritharan had failed to reveal his disqualification to his employer - a company, which contracts out work to a number of licensed private hire drivers.

The company holds contracts which include transporting patients to and from hospital appointments at Sutton Hospital and children to and from school.

Shritharan told police he had only ever undertaken the hospital runs, he had also failed to inform his insurance company of his disqualification - and his insurance was not valid at the time of his arrest because of his disqualification.

Shritharan apologised to police and stated he was in debt. At Croydon Magistrates Court on October 8, Shritharan pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, fraud by false representation and using a vehicle without third party insurance.

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11:10am Fri 19 Oct 12

Jay2010 says...

That's all he got? Surely the Ban should have been extended?
That's all he got? Surely the Ban should have been extended? Jay2010
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9:58am Sat 20 Oct 12

Krissi says...

He may have been in debt- but he will be even more so now- no job- and in today's climate probably now no prospect of one- hope he hasn't got a family to support as well as it will be hard for them, but there is no background here as to why he was disqualified in the first place, but somehow felt he could still carry on working
He may have been in debt- but he will be even more so now- no job- and in today's climate probably now no prospect of one- hope he hasn't got a family to support as well as it will be hard for them, but there is no background here as to why he was disqualified in the first place, but somehow felt he could still carry on working Krissi
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