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Thursday, October 18, 2007

'Lady Godiva' care home protest

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Staffordshire | 'Lady Godiva' care home protest

Simone Christiaan
Simone Christiaan is the guardian of a resident in one of the homes
A woman posing as Lady Godiva swapped a white horse for a mobility scooter to protest at plans to close care homes.

Simone Christiaan went almost naked to pretend to be an elderly version of the Anglo-Saxon campaigner at Stafford's county council building.

Ms Christiaan, 41, is the guardian of a resident in Springhill Home in Leek, one of the homes under threat.

The council said no decision has been made and it is still consulting those affected.

Ms Christiaan, who only had two plasters to cover her modesty, said that during the protest on Wednesday morning she was nearly arrested by a police officer.

She said: "They said just covering the nipple part was not good enough, it had to cover the whole breast. I said that if I was wearing a bikini I would've shown more.

"I nearly got slightly arrested and had to cover up a bit."

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