Blind dad turned away from karaoke bar because his cane ‘breached health and safety rules’

Blind dad turned away from karaoke bar because his cane ‘breached health and safety rules’
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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, of Sale, was celebrating his anniversary with fiancée Alison Gore in Manchester city centre last month.

The couple organised a baby sitter to look after their two daughters and Adam booked a room at The Midland Hotel for a special treat.

After enjoying a meal out the pair went to Orchid Lounge, on Portland Street, for some karaoke entertainment as Alison is a singer.

But a bouncer told Adam he was not allowed into the bar because he was blind and his cane breached their health and safety rules.

He continued to argue with the bouncer 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 fiancée, we have got two children so it is difficult to get out.

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