Readers have been keen to share their views after the Examiner revealed that a violent killer and drug dealer is working as a taxi driver in Kirklees.
Yesterday we reported that Kirklees Council had confirmed that a license had been given to a man found guilty of the manslaughter of a pregnant teenager and jailed for six years in 1982.
He returned to prison in 2005 after a court heard he stashed £40,000 of drug money in a bank deposit box. He was sentenced to eight years after admitting the offence.
Kirklees Council concedes it did give a taxi licence to the man.
On Facebook and Twitter, readers reacted immediately to the controversial story — some disgusted, others arguing for rehabilitation.
Here's what you said on our Facebook page:
Matthew Paul Norton: "Six years for manslaughter of a pregnant teenager? Have I read that right?! Should be still locked up!"
Barbara Maria Brearley: "I know the driver personally and he is a great guy who has made some mistakes and is trying to earn an honest living. I'd trust him any day."
Cathal Uilliam O Sluain: "Sure why don't we all ridicule him and hound him out of his job so he can resume drug dealing. I thought that prison was for rehabilitation. But here we are with our witchmaster general logic."
Priya D Hayre: "Huddersfield is just totally ruined. I was born and brought up there but had to move away 10 years ago. It's the best thing I did. These criminals have ruined out beautiful little town. The people are on a different level, certainly not on my level."
Gayle Cruddace: "Oh my goodness, why? Some people send their children to school 'alone' in taxis... How can they be employed to do this? How do we know they are safe for anyone?"
Dane Langford: "We all have a past and you can't change anything about that but people do change! People are putting their negative views in all because the headline of the story, the guy's a top man and the best taxi man in Huddersfield! You don't even know him to comment apart from what you're being told about his past, you're just being narrow minded."
Dawn Brook "I don't get it me, they should all have CBR checks, police checks, everything. Vulnerable children have to use taxis to get to school, OAP's... and the council pay for their journey and hire them!"
Chantelle Bowman: "Has this really been allowed? Utter joke."
Michael Madden: "So what? What work do you expect an ex-convict to do when he's released? He's served his time . Good on him for finding a job."
Angus Johnston: "I'm a firm believer in rehabilitation and this character may well be rehabilitated despite the gravity of his crimes. However I don't feel entirely comfortable this individual has been granted a licence given his previous convictions."
Al Hodgson: "Another wise decision by KMC. What a bl**dy joke. Except it's not funny."
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