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Private hire driver who illegally picked up two police officers in sting operation is fined

A taxi driver has been fined after being caught in a police 'sting' operation when he illegally picked up two police officers.

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Muhammad Arfan appeared at Dudley Magistrates Court

Dudley Magistrates Court heard Muhammad Arfan was a private hire driver and not registered to pick up people 'off the street.'

Police and the council were carrying out an operation in Stourbridge town centre on November 3 last year to catch drivers who were flouting taxi regulations.