Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Chris Dawson's Ferrari was pictured allegedly blocking disabled access to the new opening of his own store. Image: Matthew Newby/SWNS.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A billionaire has been criticised after his £200k Ferrari was allegedly seen blocking disabled access at the opening of his new flagship store.

Chris Dawson's car - with personalised number plate DAW50N - was spotted blocking a pavement outside The Range in Plymouth, Devon.

Chris Dawson inside one of his stores. Image: TM Plymouth Herald/SWNS. 

One wheelchair was seen struggling to access the shop because the path is blocked by the supercar.

The picture was taken by Raymond Mciver, 35, who noticed the Ferrari 488.



But Mr Mciver said he was shocked when he saw a lady in a wheelchair user struggling to get past and having to dangerously take to the road to get around.

He said: "Mr Dawson parked his fancy sports car on the path and we had to use the main road to get past.

"No one could walk past [the car] on the pavement.

"Everyone in the disabled bays had to go around the car off the pavement for around 10 to 15 metres and to me that's dangerous.

"There was a lady in a wheelchair struggling to get around as it was a raised curb.

"It's disgusting. There was an elderly lady with a stick in each hand who was unsteady on her feet. A car had to stop and let them go past. I felt really frustrated."

A representative for Dawson declined to comment but has been criticised before for inconsiderate parking.

Mr Dawson's Range Rover being moved after it allegedly blocked access to a funeral home. Image: Paul Slater/SWNS.

In the past, his Range Rover had to be winched out the way after it blocked the entrance to a funeral home.

In October 2015, it was reported how a family was left "distraught" after a relative's body was stranded outside the funeral directors because of the car.