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A taxi driver who refused to carry a guide dog because he claimed it was against his religion has been fined for breaching equality laws.

Abandi Kassim turned away Charles Bloch, 22, and his dog in Leicester in July 2016.

The driver apologised outside Leicester Magistrates' Court and claimed he was "confused" at the time.

Mr Bloch said he hoped the fine would send a message to others that disability laws must be respected.


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