‘Silent man’ who stands in roads ‘acquired himself jailed without spending a dime meals’
- David Hampson, 53, refuses to clarify himself to police, judges or psychiatrists
- In December he blocked De La Beche Street by Swansea Central Police Station
- His brother, John, says he does it to get free meals and a roof over his head
A felony jailed practically a dozen occasions for standing silently in the course of roads in Swansea is intentionally getting himself locked up with a purpose to get free meals and a roof over his head, his brother has claimed.
David Hampson, 53, dubbed the ‘Silent Man’, wages his one-man protests by standing in the course of busy roads, stubbornly not transferring and together with his mouth firmly shut.
Hampson’s silence has baffled docs as he refuses to clarify himself to police, judges, or psychiatrists and refused to even converse to substantiate his identify in court docket.
In this final conviction Swansea Crown Court heard he struck once more in rush-hour in December – blocking De La Beche Street simply yards from Swansea Central Police Station.
David’s brother, John, stated this was all a part of a scheme to get free meals and lodging from the state.
53-year outdated David Hampson, dubbed the ‘Silent Man’, wages his one-man protests by standing in the course of busy roads, stubbornly not transferring and together with his mouth firmly shut
In this final conviction Swansea Crown Court heard he struck once more in rush-hour in December – blocking De La Beche Street (pictured) simply yards from Swansea Central Police Station
John informed the Sun: ‘He’s not likely mute. He by no means stops speaking. It is sort of easy actually. He’s a spoiled brat.
‘There is nothing like a protest occurring. He simply does it to have a comfortable life inside jail.
Previously he was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail in 2021 after a jury discovered he was ‘mute of malice’ not ‘mute by visitation of God’.
Judge Paul Thomas stated his silence was ‘breath-taking vanity and insolence’ when he handed the sentence.
But after being launched from serving his sentence he returned to the highway outdoors the police station and blocked site visitors on three events – and has now been despatched again to jail.
He was arrested once more on October 17 after police had been referred to as to studies of a person stopping site visitors on Grove Place outdoors Swansea Central police station.
Lucy Mansfield, prosecuting, stated Hampson was taken apart and spoken to however he did ‘not have interaction with the officers.’
She stated: ‘Police suggested him to depart the world however he went straight again into the highway and so was arrested.’
Hampson appeared earlier than justices the following days charged with obstructing the freeway however refused to talk.
He was bailed pending a trial and left the court docket constructing and went again to standing within the highway. He was arrested once more, charged, and remanded into custody forward of a trial.
Hampson, of no mounted handle, once more refused to talk when he appeared within the dock for his trial this week, didn’t problem the prosecution case or put ahead any defence, and was convicted of two counts of obstructing the freeway.
He was sentenced to 6 months in jail. The 53-year-old will serve as much as half the sentence in custody earlier than being launched on licence to serve the rest locally.
His first conviction was in 2014 – then others in 2016, 2017 and 2018 with ten in whole. He speaks to jail officers however refuses with police, court docket and docs.
A choose ordered a psychiatric report be made into Hampson’s weird behaviour – however he refused to talk to the docs.
The physician concluded that although Hampson’s mutism was ‘selective and deliberate’ there could also be social or monetary ‘stresses’ that contributed to his resolution to not discuss.
But the physician stated he was not in a position to diagnose any psychiatric or different situation – and didn’t must be remanded to a hospital.
John, from Swansea, stated: ‘There is nothing mistaken with him. He acts dumb however I can let you know that he’s not.’