AN Uber driver has been fined for putting his car on a York taxi rank.

Khalid Mahmood, 45, of Poplar Avenue, Bradford, admitted waiting on the St Sampson’s Square taxi rank in April 2017. He holds a Bradford private hire licence.

Only York licensed taxi drivers are allowed to use York taxi ranks.

Mahmood was fined £150, plus a £30 statutory surcharge and £200 prosecution costs.

District judge Adrian Lower said York taxi drivers paid for the privilege to use the rank and Mahmood should have checked where he could and could not park in York.