Assistance dog branded health hazard by arena staff

Staff writer

A disabled blogger was barred from sitting in her seat to watch TV Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick's live show - after staff said her assistance dog was a health hazard.

Abby Cappleman, 18, paid £100 for tickets to see the millionaire celebrity vet perform live on Saturday.

But she was turned away from the Arena Birmingham after being told her two-year-old Shih Tzu, Chloe, was a health and safety risk.

Abby travelled with her mum Julie, 50, from their home in Telford, Shropshire to watch the Channel 4 star's 'Welcome to My World' sell-out show.

A spokeswoman has since told the BBC that the venue 'apologised unreservedly'.

Watch what happened in the video above.