A wheelchair-bound woman said she was “disgusted” by the way disabled people were treated during the Alexandra Palace fireworks display.

Ayla Halil, of Enfield, accused organisers of not taking the needs of people with disabilities into account when they planned Saturday's event.

She claims she was forced to watch the event from the sidelines because she couldn't get to the top of the Ally Pally hill in her wheelchair and was not allowed to drive there.

Ms Halil said: "I was absolutely disgusted with the organisation because it meant that disabled people couldn’t go to the beer festival or enjoy any of the rides or just be a part of the event.

“I paid for a ticket and have the right to have just as good a time as an able-bodied person.

“It made me feel worse about my situation and when I came home I was just sad and depressed about the whole thing.”

The mother-of-two attended the display with her children, friends and carer, but found the view of fireworks from the disabled viewing zone was partially blocked by trees.

Ms Halil said: “I was so embarrassed because my friends and my children didn’t want to leave me and go to the top of the hill to get a better view.

“I just felt like I was ruining their night as well.

"I don't think the organisers were very considerate to people in my position and it just made me feel sick."

Duncan Wilson, the chief executive of Alexandra Palace, said this case would be investigated.

She said: “It would not have been safe to have allowed vehicles close enough to the Palace to park near the Terrace.

“We therefore provided priority parking for those with mobility issues and a special viewing area at the bottom of the hill.

“We are not sure of the circumstances surrounding this case and we encourage this person to contact us directly so that we can investigate this matter further.”

Other people who attended the event complained that the German Bier Festival at the event was overcrowded and they could not get access to the bar.