Uber has won back its London licence after appealing a driver ban over safety concerns.

It follows a four-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court earlier this month.

Transport for London (TfL) previously rejected Uber's application for a new London licence in November 2019, due to "several breaches that placed passengers and their safety at risk".

It found a change to Uber's systems had allowed unauthorised people to upload their photographs to legitimate driver accounts, enabling them to pick up passengers.

Uber has been allowed to continue operating in London until the appeal process is completed.

The company was previously granted a short-term licence by a judge in 2018, following TfL's decision not to renew its licence.

Judge Tan Ikram said in his written verdict: "Despite their historical failings, I find them, now, to be a fit and proper person to hold a London PHV (private hire vehicle) operator's licence.

"I do, however, wish to hear from the advocates on conditions and on my determination as to the length of a licence."