A MAN who struck his wife across the face when he found out she had cheated on him has been granted a cab driver’s licence.

In April 2008 Colin McGibbon received a phone call from a friend telling him to pick up his partner from a house party. When he arrived he found out she had been with two other men.

An argument erupted between the couple on the journey home on the A8 westbound when he struck her several times across the face and slowed the vehicle as she tried to get out. McGibbon stopped and let her out.

Members of the licensing committee were also informed by Police Scotland that Mr McGibbon was fined £250 for breach of the peace in 2005.

In December 2004 he had been driving along Beauly Road, Baillieston, when he got into a verbal altercation with a bus driver.

He gestured to the driver and shouted verbal abuse while acting in a threatening manner.

Defending himself, he said when he and his wife were driving home she tried to take control of the car and was getting aggressive.

“When we got to the junction at Showcase Cinemas I did strike her because she was in my face. I didn’t know what to do so I struck her.

“She moved to Amsterdam not long afterwards.

“During the incident at Beauly Road the bus driver was not very polite and gestured to me. I was not abusive to him.”

Councillor Alex Wilson said: “Striking anyone particularly a female is wrong in any circumstance.

Mr McGibbon previously drove a taxi and was a driver for the Scottish Ambulance Service.

McGibbon has been granted a licence for one year and been issued a severe warning.