A blind man was barred from using a taxi by a driver who took religious exception to his guide dog.
Charles Bloch, 22, was with his girlfriend and dog Carlo on Friday when he was told by a taxi driver he could not take the dog for religious reasons.
It is the second time this year Mr Bloch has been refused a taxi because of his dog but this time his girlfriend shared a video of it on social media.
ADT Taxis admitted its driver broke the law and he has since been sacked.
Commenting on the case, Leicester City Council said religion was “not a sensible excuse” and drivers are told about the law on their licence and during exams.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” said Mr Bloch, a student at De Montfort University in Leicester. “But, it’s a very common thing and happens a lot.”
Mr Bloch has deteriorating eyesight…
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