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You've got to give the man credit in his persistence...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22971063

 

'Naked rambler' Stephen Gough jailed for flouting Asbo Stephen Gough denied behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress

 

Rambler appears in court naked

 

A "naked rambler" has been jailed for flouting an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from being naked in public.

 

Stephen Gough, 54, denied breaching the order minutes after it was imposed by Southampton magistrates, by leaving court wearing only boots and socks.

 

He offered no defence and was given an 11 month sentence.

 

He was not allowed to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court for his trial after refusing to wear clothes.

 

Simon Jones, prosecuting, said the naked rights activist was arrested after leaving the magistrates' court on 28 February while holding the order stating that he must cover his buttocks and genitalia.

 

The court heard that Gough, of Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, refused to take clothes offered to him by police.

 

Jurors returned a guilty verdict in less than 10 minutes.

 

Gough has previously been convicted of nine public order counts of going naked in public in Hampshire.

 

Judge Sarah Munro QC said Gough, who has been remanded in custody while awaiting trial, will be eligible for release from prison on 14 August.

 

Gough, a former Royal Marine, has now been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his belief that it is his human right to be naked in public.

 

He has received 28 convictions, mainly in Scotland, for being nude.

 

Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire Police had jointly applied for the Asbo in February.

 

Gough gained notoriety in 2003 and 2005 when he walked naked from Land's End to John O'Groats and was the subject of a TV documentary.

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can never understand the issue with this fella - seems like harrassment to a degree. Some people might be offended and/or shocked and it might not be great for kids, but who's gonna go near enough to a naked rambler to see any details anyway?

 

Yeah I agree. They're just victimising him now. Leave him alone. So he's walking around naked? Who gives a s***? It's not like he's doing anything lewd or sexual etc.

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can never understand the issue with this fella - seems like harrassment to a degree. Some people might be offended and/or shocked and it might not be great for kids, but who's gonna go near enough to a naked rambler to see any details anyway?

 

Its pretty f***ed up to be punished for being naked. Anti social behaviour? Its ridiculous.

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can never understand the issue with this fella - seems like harrassment to a degree. Some people might be offended and/or shocked and it might not be great for kids, but who's gonna go near enough to a naked rambler to see any details anyway?

Also, by his very nature he's on the move.

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