England’s political police strike again

Simon Sheppard was arrested on 25th January 2013 for ‘poor conduct’ which constitutes a breach of his licence conditions.
He handed copies of his latest article entitled ‘Spree Killers’ – which was published in issue 52 of Heritage and Destiny – to two workers in a local library for their assessment. They claimed the public found his comments about the prevailing attitude to mixed race couples a century ago ‘offensive’ and promptly denounced him to the police. However the article was not given out to the public and was four pages long, so ‘the public’ would have had to deeply peruse the text in order to be offended.

Author and publisher Simon Sheppard is presently incarcerated in Hull Prison for political ‘crimes’.

We have been informed unofficially that the people who were upset are far closer to the centre of government; so this is purely political. The article had already been seen by police and probation workers at a York MAPPA3 (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements) meeting and they made no objection.
Simon was held at York police station cell for two day awaiting transport to Hull prison, delayed by extremely heavy snowfall, but is now back in prison (and is now at a new prison address, see below). Please write and show your support for Simon and for free speech:

Simon Sheppard A8042AA
A Wing
HM Prison Northallerton
15A East Road
Northallerton
DL6 1NW

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