A man who failed to list a drugs conviction on his bid to drive a private hire has been granted a licence but issued with a “severe warning”.

Glasgow’s licensing committee decided to give Saad Raja a restricted one-year licence, despite an objection from Police Scotland.

A police representative told councillors how “routine checks” showed Mr Raja had a previous conviction which wasn’t displayed on his application form.

Officers had discovered “various items of drug paraphernalia” and over £6,000 in cash during a search of his home in 2015, the committee heard.

The police officer said 143g of cannabis had been found. The applicant was fined almost £500 and issued a confiscation order of around £2,000, she added.

Councillors also heard how an application from Mr Raja for a private hire licence had previously been rejected in 2019.

Want to see Scotland under the SNP?

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and join the fightback against Scottish Nationalism.