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Husband hits out at Coopers Square for disabled toilet issue

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 31, 2014

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THE husband of a severely disabled woman has complained about the toilet for disabled people in a Burton shopping centre.

Malcom Gee and his wife Sharon visited the disabled toilet in Coopers Square during a shopping trip and found the lock was broken.

Mrs Gee uses a wheelchair and needs the space the larger disabled toilet offers.

Mr Gee claimed the lock had now been broken for nearly two weeks.

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He said: "It's the only disabled toilet in the centre. It's not good enough.

"There are a lot of disabled people in Burton and they can't go to the toilet unless another person is there with them while the lock's broken – it's not fair.

"It's been two weeks now. Hw hard is it to fix a lock?"

Coopers Square centre manager David Chadfield denied that the lock had been broken for two weeks.

He said: "It is something we are aware of and Mr Gee approached centre staff to tell them about it. But I'm not sure where he got two weeks from – the lock was only broken on Wednesday afternoon. It was vandalised.

"We put a sign up to say the lock was broken but the toilet could still be used, while waiting for it to be repaired.

"It has now been fixed."

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