Comedian claims Uber driver refused him due to disability

A comedian has claimed an Uber driver sped off once he realised he was disabled - and then charged a cancellation fee.

Ted Shiress, 30 and a friend were waiting for an Uber they had ordred on New Year's Eve to take them home from a house party.

His friend asked the driver to reverse closer to Ted to help him out because he has difficulty walking.    

But instead the driver drove off but still charged Ted's friend the £4 cancellation fee.

Ted Shiress, 30 believes once an uber driver saw he was disabled he drove off and refused to take him home

Ted Shiress and a friend were waiting for an Uber they had ordred on New Year's Eve to take them home from a house party

Ted Shiress and a friend were waiting for an Uber they had ordred on New Year's Eve to take them home from a house party

Ted, who lives alone in Cardiff, is convinced that the reason the driver left them standing on the pavement is because he has cerebral palsy.  

The comedian has played gigs all over the country in Glee Clubs, a small chain of independent live stand-up comedy venues in the UK. 

Although he typically uses a mobility scooter to get around he was using his walking frame while waiting for the taxi.

Ted said: 'I would not say we were perfectly sober, but we were not that messy, we were just a tiny bit drunk, as

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