74-year-old defies topless ban
A pensioner has been banned from going topless in his own home after claims he is embarrassing his neighbours.
But Jim Burgess says he will defy the order to cover up in the corridors and laundry room of his 65-flat building.
‘I am warm-blooded and do not feel the cold,’ the 74-year-old said.
‘There is nothing obscene or immoral about what I am doing and if the housing people think they can steam-roll me into covering up, they are dead wrong.’
Guinness Hermitage Housing, owner of the block in Hayling Island, Hampshire, said residents should be ‘adequately dressed’ in communal areas.