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Wireless Festival security guard fired after verbally abusing Lady Leshurr

London’s Wireless Festival has confirmed that a security guard has been fired after Lady Leshurr shared footage of him insulting her at this year’s event.

The annual festival, which took place between July 6-8, was headlined by J. Cole, Stormzy, and surprise guest Drake. Leshurr shared footage of an incident involving a security guard she encountered on the Sunday of the festival while trying to gain access to a car park and leave the site at London’s Finsbury Park.

Leshurr alleges that the unnamed security guard verbally abused her while her Instagram clip features footage of the man using abusive language and laughing at her and her friends.

In a statement given to Metro, a spokesperson for Wireless confirmed that the guard in question has been removed from his position with the private security firm hired to work at the festival. “As soon as this unacceptable and disgusting behaviour was brought to our attention- the security guard in question was sacked,” the spokesperson said. “We apologise profusely to Lady Leshurr that she and her friends had to be subjected to such a vicious verbal attack.”

Source: http://www.thefader.com/2018/07/11/wireless-festival-security-guard-fired-lady-leshurr

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Diabetic student, 20, wins £2,000 in compensation after security guard took Lucozade bottle off her at music gig

A student who had a bottle of Lucozade confiscated by security staff at a concert has now been awarded £2,000 in compensation.

Kayla Hanna, 20, told the guards she needed the fizzy drink to maintain her blood sugar levels for her diabetes.

She even showed the employees her tattoos on her wrist that indicated her condition and her insulin pack, Belfast Live today reports.

But the overzealous workers took the Lucozade off Kayla at the Red Hot Chilli Peppers gig in Balmoral, Belfast

Then aged 18, it left the music student “very anxious and upset” during the show as she feared she’d become seriously ill.

But now Kayla, of Belfast, has been awarded £2,000 after a judge ruled Eventsec, which employed the staff, was in breach of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Kayla had the support of The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, which felt Eventsec should have been able to make “simple adjustments” to meet the woman’s medical needs.

Kayla, who has Type 1 diabetes, said: “I carry Lucozade with me at all times as it gives me the glucose I need if my blood sugar levels go down.

“When the security guard told me I couldn’t bring the bottle in I told her of my condition and showed her the tattoos on my wrist which indicate I have diabetes.

“She said that, ‘anyone could have that’ so I also showed her my insulin pack and the meter used to check my levels.

“She consulted with another guard and they insisted that they had a strict policy and they would not allow me to bring the drink inside.”

She added: “I was very anxious and upset throughout the concert.

“I stood away from the area near the stage where my friends were because I was afraid something would happen to me and I would not have the Lucozade.

“When the security guard told me I couldn’t bring the bottle in I told her of my condition and showed her the tattoos on my wrist which indicate I have diabetes.

“She said that, ‘anyone could have that’ so I also showed her my insulin pack and the meter used to check my levels.

“She consulted with another guard and they insisted that they had a strict policy and they would not allow me to bring the drink inside.”

She added: “I was very anxious and upset throughout the concert.

“I stood away from the area near the stage where my friends were because I was afraid something would happen to me and I would not have the Lucozade.

 Source: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/diabetic-student-20-wins-2000-12863490