Easyjet 'refused Leicestershire boy over wheelchair'

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A Leicestershire mother has been considering legal action after a budget airline refused to carry her disabled son.

Alexandra Spencer, from Syston, said she was told by Easyjet that it will not take her 12-year-old son on a flight to Cyprus because his specialised 95kg wheelchair is too heavy for baggage handlers.

Declan Spencer, who has muscular dystrophy, has flown before without restriction with other airlines.

In a statement Easyjet said it regularly carried powered wheelchairs which have parts weighing less than 60kg each, to protect the health and safety of staff.

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