Nearly a third of stations in East of England do not have step-free access, say major disability charity

A leading disability charity say there are still too many stations in the East of England that do not have step-free access.

According to Leonard Cheshire, 30% of stations in the region are inaccessible for people in a wheelchair.

The charity say they expect the Government target to make all journeys step-free by 2030 to be missed.

WATCH: ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray meets a Suffolk resident who can only get to one side of her local station.

One of those to be affected by the issue is Suffolk resident and disability campaigner, Kathy Bole.

She can access the northbound platform on her mobility scooter, but the southbound side is only accessible via a set of stairs.

She said: "There's a real problem with getting disabled people into the public and transport is the issue."

WATCH: ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer speaks to Sharlene McGee, from disability charity Leonard Cheshire.

Needham Market is one of four stations where Greater Anglia have applied for 'Access for All' Government funding to improve accessibility.

The others are Wymondham, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester.