Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blind man barred from train

A BLIND man was stranded miles from home after being prevented from boarding a train – because his guide dog "might have fleas".

Mark McClenaghan (pictured above), who was unable to board the sleeper from Aberdeen to Edinburgh with his dog Friday, wants an apology and compensation from rail bosses. He had to catch a later train to Perth on Tuesday evening, and then pay out £95 for a taxi to his home in Dalry. First Scotrail is investigating his complaint. The firm says it has clear guidelines for staff and guide dogs are welcome on all trains.

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