Harlow Council to review Metro Cars bosses licence after full details of criminal charges revealed

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HARLOW Council has revealed that it is set to review the operators licence of a boss of Harlow taxi company Metro Cars after he was charged with a series of serious criminal offences.

Kevin Harris, aged 52, of Worrin Road, Flitch Green, Dunmow was charged with the following offences when he appeared at Chelmsford magistrates court on Monday February 4th, 2019.

On 01/02/2019 at Essex had in your possession a firearm namely a WALTHER CP 88 cal 4.5mm/.177 Air Gun/Pistol air weapon, with intent by means thereof to cause David Tideswell to believe that unlawful violence would be used against him or another.

On 01/02/2019 at Dunmow had in your custody or under your control 4 x Green Containers filled with Petrol intending without lawful excuse to use the same or to cause or permit another to use the same to damage property, namely ABC Cars – 12 Horsecroft Place, Harlow belonging to Nick Jones in a way which you knew was likely to endanger the life of Employees of ABC Cars

On 31/01/2019 at Dunmow had in your custody or under your control 4 x Green containers containing Petrol intending without lawful excuse to use the same or to cause or permit another to use the same to damage property, namely ABC Cars – 12 Horsecroft Place, Harlow belonging to Nick Jones in a way which you knew was likely to endanger the life of Employees of ABC Cars.

Harris has been remanded in custody until March 4th, when he is set to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court.

No plea has been entered or indicated at this point.

A Harlow Council spokesperson said: “The Council is aware of the situation which has been reported in the press regarding Mr Harris who is a Private Hire Operator licensed by the Council.

“The Council is investigating this matter and will pursue any action necessary against the licensed Operator in accordance with the Council’s Licensing Enforcement Policy”.

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