A UK woman was told that she would have to leave her crutches by the door in order to enter a London nightclub, according to this story
The nightclub manager stands behind the decision made by staff and claims it was made on advice of counsel. The decision has been called
"absolutely ludicrous' by the Disability Rights Commission.
Jennifer Bartle, 20, said she felt "angry and humiliated" after she was refused entry on the grounds her crutches could be potential offensive weapons.
Miss Bartle, who suffers from a bone disease, informed the Commission after she was denied access to the Hush Enigma Club in Newton Abbot, Devon."
The DRC stated that:
"She needs a written justification from the nightclub as to why they have effectively banned her. It seems clear to us she was being treated very unfairly, the nightclub should know better," they added.
Miss Bartle also raised the issue with her MP, Liberal Democrat Richard Younger-Ross, who said today: "This is an unbelievable decision by the nightclub to deny a young disabled girl access.
"The club are almost certainly in breach of the disability rights legislation."
As the article points out, any number of objects could be considered "weapons" that could be thrown. Hmmm, I bet some commentors could name a few....