Morecambe Birdman to star in TV programme on ‘Britain’s Oldest Crooks’

John Wilkinson will appear on television tonight.
John Wilkinson will appear on television tonight.
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The pensioner dubbed ‘The Bird Man of Morecambe’ will star in a new TV show tonight (December 10).

John Wilkinson will tell how he was sent to prison for feeding pigeons in ‘Britain’s Oldest Crooks’ on ITV1 (9pm).

John, 66, was imprisoned for six weeks in 2014 for breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) because of his excessive feeding of pigeons in Morecambe.

The programme will also feature an 81-year-old man who spent more than four years in prison for breaching ASBOs for chasing sheep and waving his stick in a menacing way, and a pensioner who did a five-year stretch for drug dealing.