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Toxic Terry on Facebook

May 24 2009
Preston‘s homeless, petrol-drinking criminal icon is popular with the public, if not the authorities With 1,458 'friends', it might seem like everyone wants Toxic Terry around, but Preston's homeless, petrol-drinking criminal icon has recently been sent to prison for breaching an ASBO. Despite years of abusing his own body and the police, support for him continues to grow. Almost 3,000 people have signed up as Terry Ashcroft's 'fans' social network site Facebook, proving the solvent sniffer's growing popularity with the public, if not the authorities. Fan Peter Goring explained his appeal: "I just like his character - the fact that rules are oblivious to him and doesn't have a clue what's going on around him". Renowned for setting himself on fire, 'TT' has been slapped with ASBOs since 2004 in an attempt to stop him abusing the police and making hoax 999 calls, to keep him away from petrol stations and to prevent him from carrying solvent - all without success. The 36-year-old has now been banged up until the end of April, but messages of support are still regularly posted on his Toxic Terry Fan Club Facebook page. Fans seem oblivious to Terry's numerous crimes, which include "offending public decency" by having sex on camera.