A private hire firm which had its licence revoked by Southampton City Council could now be investigated by two other local authorities.

Cab My Ride lost its licence to operate in Southampton following a decision by the city council's Licensing Sub Committee last week, which found the business was 'not fit and proper'.

The firm’s boss Arjan Sahota apologised to the committee following a string of complaints and warnings from the council - including one incident which saw a car being driven for 1,000 miles with worn out brakes and still being used after the vehicle’s licence expired.

The company said it was 'deeply disappointed' with the decision and would appeal it.

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Cab My Ride operates under the names Bitterne Cars and Aryvo and also picks up passengers in Eastleigh and the New Forest.

In light of recent events, Eastleigh Borough Council and New Forest District Council said they would consider the city council's findings and open their own investigations if appropriate.

A spokesperson for Eastleigh Borough Council said: “Now that Southampton City Council have revoked the operator licence in their area, they will share the information with other authorities.

“Eastleigh Borough Council would consider the information provided and take any appropriate action.”

Similarly, New Forest District council has said it will review the findings of the city council, and will then be ‘carrying out a thorough investigation of the private hire operator in the New Forest, to determine the most appropriate action to take’.

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The other complaints against the firm quoted in the council report include wheelchair users being overcharged, children being driven to and from school in an unlicensed and damaged vehicle and questions about the conduct of the former director, who resigned in 2020.

The company’s director told the committee that the private hire firm had seen a doubling in trips in the last couple of years and that many of the mistakes made were a result of large growth.

He told the committee they were trying to 'gain back the trust' of the community before the licence was revoked.