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Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian
Kirsty Shepherd of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, who is wheelchair bound. She was refused entry onto a public service bus by the driver because a pushchair was on board.
WORDS BY GUZELIAN
PICTURE TAKEN ON MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2017
A wheelchair user from West Yorkshire has spoken after a bus driver refused her a space on the bus because a pushchair was on board just days after a Supreme Court ruled on the issue.

Kirsty Shepherd, from Wakefield, was told by an Arriva driver that she could not get on despite their being enough room on January 23.

The woman even moved the pushchair out the way on the Rothwell to Wakefield to make sure the wheelchair space was accessible.

However, the bus driver still refused to let her on the bus and at one point threatened to terminate the service if Ms Shepherd did not persist with asking to come on board.

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