A Keighley taxi driver has been fined after a man was knocked down and seriously injured by his cab outside a pub.

Ahroon Razaq, 41, was arrested by Lancashire Police shortly after a collision on Burnley Road, Bacup, on December 7 last year, which left Lee Corless with a serious head injury.

Razaq, of Nightingale Street, admitted failing to stop after an accident when he appeared before Burnley magistrates. He had previously denied the offence.

He was fined £135 with £200 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Five penalty points were also imposed on his driving licence.

Another charge of failing to report an accident was dismissed after the prosecution offered no evidence. They said that Razaq had failed to give his name and address at the scene and had not reported the incident within 24 hours to police.

Mr Corless, a father-of-one, had been attending a friend’s engagement party before the collision occurred with the Volkswagen Passat cab.

He remained in the Royal Preston Hospital for some time with a number of injuries.

Razaq was questioned at the time and released on bail pending being charged.