Nude hiker walks back into prison

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THE Naked Ram­bler has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after he walked out of prison only wear­ing his boots and socks.

For­mer Royal Marine Stephen Gough ( above) was found guilty by a jury of breach­ing an anti-so­cial be­hav­iour or­der (Asbo) which bans him from tak­ing off his clothes in pub­lic.

The 55-year-old had re­fused to put on clothes as he left Winch­ester Prison as he was re­leased from a term of im­pris­on­ment for a pre­vi­ous breach of the Asbo.

While sen­tenc­ing Gough at at Winch­ester Crown Court, Judge Jane Miller QC sug­gested moves should be made to find Gough a closed nud­ist com­mu­nity to live in to pre­vent the cy­cle of im­pris­on­ment which has seen him jailed for much of the past eight years.

Gough earned his nick­name when he com­pleted a naked trek from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2003 and he fea­tured in a BBC doc­u­men­tary cov­er­ing his jour­ney.

U.S. park ranger Roy C. Sul­li­van holds the record for

be­ing struck by light­ning the most times, hav­ing been struck – and sur­viv­ing – SEVEN times.

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