‘Silent Man’ who blocks visitors is ‘brat who desires free meals in jail’
Human roadblock David Hampson, 53, has been jailed 10 occasions for standing in entrance of automobiles in Swansea metropolis centre with out talking.
Once nicked, the mute menace refuses to even converse to verify his identify in courtroom and has by no means defined himself to police, judges or psychiatrists.
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But his brother John reckons it is only a ploy to get free meals and a roof over his head, the Sun reviews.
He stated: “He’s not really mute. He never stops talking. It is quite simple really. He’s a spoiled brat.
“There is nothing like a protest happening. He simply does it to have a snug life inside jail.”
Hampson has been silently blocking traffic for nearly a decade and has infuriated authorities for his refusal to explain his bizarre behaviour.
In 2014, he received a two-year conditional discharge for four counts of wilfully obstructing free passage along the highway.
In 2015, he was convicted of a public nuisance offence for the same behaviour and was made the subject of his first criminal behaviour order.
He did jail time n 2016, 2017 and 2018 for breaching the court order.
In 2021, he was jailed for three-and-a-half years after a jury found him guilty of breaking a criminal behaviour order by blocking the road outside Swansea Central police station.
But when he was launched in October 2023, Hampson was arrested for returning to the identical highway exterior the police station to dam visitors.
When JPs granted bail, he did it once more exterior the courtroom. In December, he received six months.
John, additionally of Swansea, added: “There is nothing wrong with him. He acts dumb but I can tell you that he is not.”
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