Nude man just nat­u­ral: po­lice

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have caught up with the mys­te­ri­ous naked man spot­ted ex­pos­ing him­self on Four Mile Beach re­cently - but it ap­pears he may not be the only one who has been baring all.

Sev­eral beach­go­ers have com­plained of a naked man walk­ing along the pop­u­lar fam­ily beach in re­cent months and po­lice even gave chase on one oc­ca­sion.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Alan Dempsey said a per­son of in­ter­est was iden­ti­fied fol­low­ing an ar­ti­cle in last week’s Gazette, but fur­ther in­quiries have led po­lice to suspect there may be more naked beach walk­ers in our midst.

“Fol­low­ing the re­port from last week we re­ceived pos­i­tive feed­back from the com­mu­nity with peo­ple call­ing in to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the man,” he said.

“From this the po­lice were able to iden­tify the man and speak to him.

“He has not been charged and was un­aware that it was an of­fence to be naked in pub­lic and claims to be a nat­u­ral­ist.

“He now knows that it is not legal to walk about naked on the beach - no mat­ter what his be­liefs are it is wil­ful ex­po­sure.

“From fur­ther in­quiries from the pub­lic po­lice now suspect that there may be an­other man ex­pos­ing him­self along the beach. “

The other nud­ist has been de­scribed as in his 30s, with dark hair, tanned skin and a mus­cu­lar build. Any­one who sees a naked man around the beach is urged to con­tact the Port Dou­glas po­lice on 4087 1999.

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