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Pants or Prison: Stephen Gough January 18, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Bizarre, News.
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Stephen Gough (pictured, above), a fifty year old father of two, faces spending the rest of his life in prison – unless he starts wearing clothes.

Gough has been in and out of prison over the past four years for continuously walking around in the buff.  But not only that – once in prison, Gough has to be placed in solitary confinement for refusing to wear a prison uniform, and has stood starkers when appearing in court.

Gough was recently found guilty of causing a breach of the peace following his arrest as he left Perth prison in December, where he had just finished serving a 12-month sentence for the same offence.  On that and a previous occasions police have been waiting to re-arrest him at the prison gates.  Police say if the naked rambler continues his way of life, it is very possible he could spend the rest of his days behind bars.  But Gough is unrepentant:

“‘Essentially this is about individual freedom and people’s tolerance to other people being different” the former Royal Marine said.  “‘Walking the amount of miles I have, through towns and cities, it is on the whole a very small moral minority who act in an irrational way. I believe I am behaving in a reasonable way.”

What do you think, BWT readers?  Are the British public a bunch of prudes, or should Mr Gough stop being a loony and put some clothes on?

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1. kitten - January 18, 2010

I feel sorry for the guy. He’s walked around nakee for some time, and no problem. Suddenly it became a problem because of a few people. Instead of arresting him at the gates why don’t they let him be on his way and see if anyone reports him first.

2. Steve NTL - January 30, 2010

It is not the Brits so much as it is the Scots, and it is utterly absurd on the part of the authorities!


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