Posted by guest on 25th August 2011 at 04:07 PM
In July Norman Scarth was jailed for six months at Leeds prison for recording audio in a court of law.
Born in 1926, Norman was one of the men that sank the Nazi battlecruiser Scharnhorst and is well known as a political firebrand.
An online petition for his release has over 2,100 signatures.
Keith Dewsnup, a Salford community reporter, is heading the campaign to get the elderly “battleaxe” out of prison.
He said: “We fear for his welfare – he’s not getting any exercise, he suffers from muscles cramps and he’s being denied his medication.”
The protest group heard as we were concluding our interview that Norman would not be freed.
But the protest will continue.
“I planned to make this Norman Scarth week, but now we’ll just have to make it Norman Scarth month,” said Keith.