A TAXI driver involved in an incident during which a 66-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries to his face has had his licence revoked.

As previously reported, police launched an investigation after a man was injured during an altercation outside the White Hart pub in London Road, Basingstoke on April 24.

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Following the incident, Alpha Cars suspended one of its drivers.

The taxi was picking up a customer from outside the pub at around 12.30am when the incident happened.

Concerns were raised that the suspended taxi driver began working for another company following the incident.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s interim executive director of residents’ services, Tom Payne, has confirmed that the driver has now had his licence revoked.

He added: “Our licensing team has been working with the police to investigate a complaint following an incident involving a licenced private hire driver.

“As a result of evidence gathered, a decision was taken to revoke a licence with immediate effect on Tuesday 3 May. Information has been placed on the relevant national database to alert other licensing authorities.”

Hampshire Constabulary has asked anyone with information on the incident to contact 101 quoting 44220164457.

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