I was at York station waiting for my son to arrive from Leeds.
When i am suddenly grabbed from behind in my wheelchair and propelled onto a
waiting train.I am protesting but the man misunderstands me and says” its
okay honey ive got you! Once on the train i am tearful and he has marched off
thinking he has done his civic duty.he actually waves at me as he gets off.i am
now stuck on a train going God knows where.im frightened, disoriented and have
chest pain due to my Angina.I finally get a railway worker to get me off again
he is unpleasant and tells me i should of told the man putting me on the train
i didnt need help.like i didnt try!
My son arrives to find me in tears and suffering chest pain.
This happens to me a lot people just grab my wheelchair without asking ;and push me across Roads;onto buses/trains into shops.as a partially sighted person this is very disorienting and upsetting.
I wish people would please ask first.
Criminologist and Co-Director of Centre for Gender Studies at University of Sussex