Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blind Dad 'Turned Away from Bar for Having Stick'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blind Dad 'Turned Away from Bar for Having Stick'

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A BLIND dad-of-two says he was turned away from a city centre karaoke bar because his cane breached health and safety regulations.

Adam Wright, 27, from Sale, was celebrating his anniversary with fiancee Alison Gore in Manchester city centre last month. The couple organised a babysitter to look after their two daughters and Adam booked a room at The Midland Hotel for a special treat. After enjoying a meal out, they went to Orchid Lounge, on Portland Street, to do karaoke as Alison is a singer.

But Adam says a bouncer told him he was not allowed into the bar because his cane breached health and safety rules. He continued to argue with the doorman and asked to speak to management staff, who also agreed he could not go into the building.

Adam, a business director, said: "It was my anniversary with my fiancee - we have got two children so it's difficult to get out. We tried to go in but the bouncer said I couldn't go in because of my cane. He said it was against the health and safety policy. …

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