Nude hiker walks back into prison
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.
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