The “naked rambler” has been jailed for 11 months after being found guilty of breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) banning him from being naked in public just minutes after it was imposed.
Stephen Gough, 53, of Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, was not allowed in court for his trial after he refused to wear clothes. He had denied the charge but offered no defence during the hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court.
Simon Jones, prosecuting, said the naked rights activist left Southampton Magistrates’ Court on February 28 after being handed the interim order and walked, wearing just his boots and socks, to the road where he was arrested while still holding the order saying he must cover his buttocks and genitalia.
The jury was told that police offered Gough clothes to cover himself, but he refused to take them… Read More.
One in five Britons are happy to strip off at a nude beach during a holiday abroad while just one in 20 would go to a nudist beach in Britain, according to a survey by the online travel agent On the Beach.
Men were found to be more keen to bare it all than women, with one in three men wiling to use a naturist beach abroad and 10 per cent happy to go clothes-free on Britain’s nudist beaches. Women seemed to be more reserved, with only 12 per cent willing to head to a nudist beach on foreign shores and a mere two per cent saying they would strip off on a beach in Britain.
In a sign that perhaps we shed our inhibitions as we get older, those over 50 were more confident to go naked on home shores, with nearly one in 10 willing to use nude beaches in Britain compared to only two per cent of those aged under 30. However, one in five of those under 30 were willing to use nudist beaches abroad… Read More.