The Odyssey of Ted Atkinson : ASBO extended to 2017

As the debates continue as to what constitutes Freedom of Speech and the right to display graphic abortion pictures, let us not forget Ted Atkinson, who is surely the oldest person in the country to be given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO), handed down for sending such imagery to his local hospital. Having broken the original ASBO, this has now been extended to 2017, and Ted has also been electronically tagged with a 7.00 pm – 7.00 am curfew until November 9.

Ted’s health problems are innumerable, and include diabetes, heart problems, varicose eczema and a cataract in one eye.  He has great difficulty walking and is waiting for a hip replacement. His story is reported in the Daily Mail.

If anybody would like to send Ted a letter or card of solidarity, he can be reached at:
Marian Cottage, Ely Road, Hilgay, Norfolk TE38 0JN.