Disabled war veteran rode mobility scooter on 60mph road for 20-mile trip to attend benefits test : Daily Record.

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Geoffrey Berry drove along the hard shoulder to the assessment centre after he was told he could not get a home consultation.

Former soldier Geoffrey Berry, 60, was denied a home visit (Photo: SWNS/Jon Lewis)

A disabled war veteran risked his life by taking his 8mph mobility scooter on a 60mph road to travel to a benefits assessment after being denied a home visit.

Former soldier Geoffrey Berry, 60, discovered he was unable to squeeze his scooter onto a bus and his car needed crucial repairs.

He decided he had no choice but to make the 20-mile trip on the slow-moving motorised scooter.

He drove along the hard shoulder of the A34 between his home at Bicester, Oxon, and East Oxford for his Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment.

Mr Berry, who served in the Falklands War and in the Royal Pioneer Corps from 1971 to 1986, relies on a zimmer…

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