“Humiliated” Crieff Comedy Festival star Tanyalee Davis is promised a warm welcome in Perthshire

“Humiliated” Crieff Comedy Festival star Tanyalee Davis has been promised a warm welcome when she performs in Perthshire next week.

 Organisers of the three-day festival were horrified to hear that Ms Davis had been “harassed and humiliated” for using a disabled space for her mobility scooter while travelling on the Great Western Railway service from Plymouth to London on Sunday with her partner, Kevin Bolden, who filmed the incident on a mobile phone.

Canadian-born Ms Davis (47), who has a form of dwarfism, told the BBC she was ordered to move from the unreserved space after a young mother asked to use it for a pram.

Ms Davis, who lives in Norwich, said she felt “personally and publicly humiliated” after the guard threatened to call the police.

Crieff Comedy Festival compère Jim McCreadie said: “I was really shocked to hear about Tanyalee’s ordeal. We’ll be sure to show this incredibly talented comedian a real warm welcome to Crieff when she visits next week.”

Tanyalee Davis will be giving local audiences a taste of her new show at Crieff Golf Club on Thursday, July 26 at 7.30pm, ahead of her appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe. Tickets are available via the website www.crieffcomedyfest.com

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