A CAB driver who dragged a four-year-old along the ground when he and his mother tried to leave the moving vehicle has lost his licence.

Adnan Tahir was fined £270 and issued three penalty points when he refused to let the pair exit his private hire car to go to a cash machine in 2018. The child hurt his head as a result.

Mr Tahir, who has been transporting people around the city since March 2017, was brought before the licensing committee on Thursday morning to explain himself.

He said: “The woman told me to stop because she needed to go to a cash machine.

“I did stop close to it but there was a car coming behind me, so I decided to move away.

“I didn’t realise that she was trying to get out of the car. I apologised to my customer and offered to take them to the hospital but the woman refused and asked me to take them horse riding instead.”

It wasn’t until two days after the incident that Mr Tahir received the complaint.

Councillor Alex Wilson said: “I appreciate that you held your hands up and have admitted your mistake.

“We need to ensure that our customers can travel without getting injured. Police Scotland have told us quite distressing.”