Two taxi drivers must pay nearly £2,000 after a landmark court case for refusing to take a blind grandfather's guide dog on board.

Braintree hackney cabbies Ramesh Krishnan and Saleh Attia appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court on Thursday last week for refusing to take on Philip Lee's black labrador Nan.

Mr Lee, a married 58-year-old father-of-three, said: "If another guide dog user didn't have the confidence to stand up to them this kind of thing could carry on.

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