A MAN has been granted a private hire car driver’s licence for one-year despite previous convictions of assault and breach of the peace.

In 2006 Charles Jeffrey was fined £150 for challenging door stewards to a fight when he was denied entry to Destiny’s nightclub in Glasgow.

When they closed the door on him he punched and kicked it.

In May 2017 given a community payback order and completed 100 hours unpaid work within three months following an incident in November 2016 where he shouted, swore and hit his partner.

Mr Jeffrey told the licensing committee : “In relation to the first incident, I was young and immature. I was actually rugby tackled by a bouncer and ended up with a blue eye and broken ribs.

“The incident relating to my partner took place just after a family bereavement. I had just lost my gran and emotions were high.

“I began arguing with my family and it just got out of hand.”

Councillor Alex Wilson asked: “Do you have anger management issues? How will you react when passengers get in your car who have taken drugs or have been drinking?”

Mr Jeffrey responded: “I would act in a professional manner and I would not be drinking on the job.”

Mr Jeffrey has a young daughter and stepdaughter said he wants to support them.

Members agreed to grant the licence and issued a severe warning.