Borstal boy’s visa problems

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A FORMER Borstal boy who wrote a book on converting from crime to Christ has had to postpone a visit to speak at the first annual peace conference in Pakistan.

Dave Clarke, from Fareham, is the author of Converted on LSD – a book based on his real-life experience of finding religion and putting crime behind him while on a bad drug trip.

The 63-year-old former Fareham College electronics lecturer was due to go to Pakistan on February 21, however problems with him obtaining a visa left him stuck in the UK.

Dave, of Hayling Close, said: ‘I felt so disappointed as I was unable to travel.’

The conference was postponed because Dave could not get a visa and he hopes to reschedule for later this month. For more go to