Wetherspoon defends pub manager who ejected charity volunteer

PUB chain JD Wetherspoon has defended its duty manager at the Welkin in Liverpool who ejected a charity volunteer for “touting”.

Cancer patient Peter Quinn – chairman of Burnley-based Charity Aid which raises money for causes including Help for Heroes, Mencap, Make-A-Wish and Cancer Research UK – denies the claim.

He told the Morning Advertiser that the duty manager asked him to leave the pub for “touting” and then said he was calling the police.

“I asked for a private discussion with him and he refused,” said Mr Quinn. “I asked for his name and he refused. He said he had CCTV footage of me touting, which was not possible.

“He took up his phone and said he would ring the police so I said I would wait for them, which I did and ten minutes later, I asked the duty manager how long it would be before the police arrived, he then ejected me from the premises.”

A spokesman for JD Wetherspoonsaid the company had stood by the pub and its decision on asking Quinn to leave.

He added: “Our customers services team fully investigated the complaint by Mr Quinn. The fact he received correspondence on two separate occasions from us highlights how seriously we took the situation.”

Source: Cancer patient kicked out of JDW pub for charity ‘touting’

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