Saturday 28 August 2010

Northern Rail staff caught on film discriminating against disabled man

A disabled train passenger was unable to board a service because guards refused to provide a ramp for his wheelchair.

Qamar Khaliq, 35, filmed rail staff on his mobile phone as his repeated requests for help were ignored.

Mr Khalik told the BBC that his treatment had left him feeling upset and humiliated and one guard had become angry when he realised he was being filmed.

'He yelled at me as I left saying the police would be coming and they would take my mobile phone off me for filming it,' he added.