(Naked Rambler Stephen Gough, 54)
Human rights judges have told Britain’s best-known naturist he cannot avoid arrest for walking in the nude.
‘Naked Rambler’ Stephen Gough has spent more than five years in jails and police cells for refusing to wear clothes – and insisted his treatment by police violated his fundamental rights.
The 54-year-old was repeatedly jailed for contempt of court after bringing his naturism into the dock, then was isolated in prison because he was naked there too.
He brought his case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, saying police and prison officers had violated his rights to free expression and a private life.
Today the court ruled in favour of the government in both cases, saying that while the case was ‘troubling’ Mr Gough had ‘full knowledge of the consequences’ when he set off on his naked treks…