“We were both shaken up and disgusted that we couldn’t use the facilities without being abused”
A disabled couple claim to have been subjected to abuse as they used a toilet at a Lincoln McDonalds.
Chris Alderman and partner Tasha Gollop, who both suffer from Cerebal Palsy stopped to use the toilet at the Cornhill franchise on September 26 at around 10.30pm.
The pair, who both rely on the use of electric wheelchairs went to the disabled toilet to help one another should they have needed it.
The couple claim that in the quarter of an hour they used the toilet they were disturbed by shouting telling them to hurry up before someone allegedly kicked the door.
“My girlfriend can’t walk and I can’t walk long distances, so we are both in a wheelchair and both went to the toilet together,” said Mr Alderman.
“We were in there for about 15 minutes we think, but we weren’t counting. Why would you?
“There was a load of loud noise outside the door with people saying hurry up
“Then someone kicked the door really hard.
“I have startled reflex, which means I suffer from painful spasms.”
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The incident is claimed to have occurred at the Cornhill McDonalds in Lincoln (Image: Google Street View)
Upon exiting the lavatory the couple approached some nearby females who were staring and asked them if they were to blame.
They claim the females admitted liability before one allegedly shouted “What are you going to do about it?” and called Miss Gollop a “fat s**g”.
The females were removed from the premises and police weren’t called.
Mr Alderman praised the actions of the McDonald’s staff but say they have been left shaken up over the incident.
“We were both shaken up and disgusted that we couldn’t use the facilities without being abused,” he added.
“While the staff were good, we didn’t stay for anything to eat.
“You don’t expect to be abused when you go out for a meal.
“It was an unnecessary and unpleasant experience and it ruined what had been a good night seeing friends.”
McDonalds have been approached for comment.