Eighties pop legend Gary Numan is fleeing Sussex over fears of rampaging yobs.Sussex..?
The electro pop pioneer says his family do not feel safe in the leafy village of Waldron, near Uckfield, so he is moving them to the United States.Errr….
He said the recent riots, which at their closest were 40 miles north of his home, had been the final straw.
Fellow villagers said his concerns were “absolutely astounding”Well, indeed!
Although, there was that incident in sleepy Gloucester…
But Mr Numan, 53, insists his wife, Gemma, and their three children, Raven, Persia and Echo, have been subjected to vile insults while walking the streets of Wealden.The influence of rap culture has reached Waldron? Really?
He told the Daily Record: “We live right out in the country. It is very rural and there are no big cities. You would think it would be the most peaceful place in the world and it is very pretty and relatively affluent. Yet the other day my wife was walking down the High Street and a bunch of kids between 12 and 14 were telling her what they would like to do to her. She had my children with her. You’ve got to be kidding.”
“America clearly has its own problems, but Santa Monica is great. It has beautiful beaches and the Pacific Ocean. There is not one bit of trouble and not one surly or aggressive person there. Everyone is friendly. ”Not one surly or aggressive person in Santa Monica?
Are you sure, Gary?
The villagers aren’t impressed:
Wealden District councillor Dick Angel said: “I can’t say I’ve ever heard of him, so it wouldn’t be much of a loss. I think it’s absolutely astounding he could say this.”Ouch!
Father David Charles, the priest in charge of All Saints church in Waldron, said: “There’s only a couple of hundred residents and they are mostly retired. If there are any gangs roaming about I’ve certainly missed them.”My, my, my…
Could we soon see the