A teenager from North Wales wants to raise awareness of the effects and difficulties of living with Tourette’s Syndrome.

Joe Holloway, 17, of Henllan, near Denbigh, says he wants people to ask him about the condition - not to stare or ignore him.

Joe suffers from physical and verbal tics which some people find offensive or frightening.

One in a hundred people have some form of Tourette’s and it is estimated that it affects more than 4,000 school-children in Wales.

Joe says: “In a way, I wouldn’t get rid of it because if I did I wouldn’t be me.”