Minicab driver in court after ‘refusing’ to take blind woman and her guide dog » National Taxi Association

Professional chorister Andrea Hope missed her train after her minicab vanished from outside her Kings Heath home. Shazad Hussain A minicab driver has appeared in court accused of refusing to carry a blind woman in his car -– because she had a guide dog. Professional chorister Andrea Hope, 31, had pre-booked the minicab to take her from her Kings Heath home to New Street train station . But she claims Shazad Hussain drove off moments after turning up at her property – after being told about her guide dog, Zeta. A complaint was made to Birmingham City Council and the private hire driver was later charged with breaching the Equality Act 2010. The case against him was outlined at Birmingham Magistrates Court , where he denied the charge. The trial was adjourned until next month. Giving evidence at court accompanied by Zeta, Miss Hope said she had booked the minicab through Kin...

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