Steve Topley is a 49 year old man living in Hucknall with no previous convictions for violence, and is a kind and gentle Father, Brother, Parent and Friend. Steve has struggled to find work in recent times due to multiple conditions that affect his employability but he remains positive in outlook and is independent and compassionate. He has a heart replacement valve, and has survived cancer but is minus one of his kidneys due to this. He is on a strict medication regime including warfarin to help stabilise his blood levels, and maintain a safe blood pressure. He suffers from Reynard’s and if cut his body struggles to form clots in his blood.
His treatment so far has been appalling! he has had hardly any communication with his family and his solicitor is passing on his case to another, as yet unnamed, lawyer who is not in contact with his family. The Police and Prison service has been uncooperative and unhelpful in sharing information with concerned relatives, clean clothes and medications have not been passed on to him from his family who are fearful for his physical and emotional well-being. Steve is totally innocent of any crime and it appears the legal system is attempting to criminalize him and deny him his freedom for no reason!!!