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’

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.

Trending: Cartoon bonus: Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

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.

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.