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Blind woman repeatedly snubbed by Uber drivers because of her guide dog
by Sam Blewett
A blind woman is spearheading a campaign against Uber drivers after being repeatedly snubbed because she has a guide dog.
Jade Sharp, 23, said some drivers for the hire firm cancel pick-ups when they learn that her five-year-old golden retriever Brodie will be coming along.
Four Uber drivers have been found guilty of breaching equality laws after Transport for London prosecutions based on her evidence, and four more cases are still to be heard.
The latest driver to be convicted was Mohamed Mohamoud, 51, of Tulse Hill, who was told to pay £1,546 in fines and costs at Hammersmith magistrates' court.
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