Too wide to travel: 35-stone man refused seat on train in Essex

Ruth Doherty
Too wide to travel: 35-stone man refused seat on train in Essex
Too wide to travel: 35-stone man refused seat on train in Essex

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A 35-stone rail passenger was refused permission to travel on a train in Essex after being told his six-wheel motorised chair was too big to fit.

Derek Rolph, 54, became obese after a car accident and was this week told his wheelchair was too wide for the access ramp at Kelvedon Station in Essex.

National Express East Anglia said restrictions on wheelchair size were set by the Government, but Mr Rolph, from Feering, told the Mirror: 'It's discrimination. I'm making a point for people like me.'

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