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Naked rambler walks into more trouble

Stephen Gough, man dubbed 'the naked rambler for his determination to wander the length and breadth of Britain in the nude will stand trial for his actions. Stephen Gough was arrested for allegedly outraging public decency in a shop while wearing just his walking boots, socks, a hat and a rucksack.

Parents in a village had reported Gough to police after spotting him walking while local children were coming out of school. Judge Patrick Eccles at Oxford Crown Court rejected an application by Gough's lawyer to have the charge dismissed. He was arrested in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

'Naked rambler' reported to police by parents

A man dubbed "the naked rambler" for his determination to wander the length and breadth of Britain in the nude will stand trial for his actions. Stephen Gough was arrested for allegedly outraging public decency in a shop while wearing just his walking boots, socks, a hat and a rucksack.

Parents in a village had reported him to police after spotting him walking through the area while local children were coming out of school. Judge Patrick Eccles at Oxford Crown Court rejected an application by Gough's lawyer to have the charge dismissed.

Gough, 53 , does not deny that he was naked in Carterton, Oxfordshire, on December 4 last year; he does not accept that by being naked in public he is committing an outrageous, lewd or disgusting act as specified by the charge.

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Water switched back on

Thames Water engineers work on the burst pipe Credit: ITV Meridian

Thames Water engineers have been able to return water supplies to more than four and a half thousand homes in Oxfordshire.

A burst water pipe caused disruption to supplies around Carterton this morning.

A spokesperson said they have been able to divert water through other parts of the network.

Repatriation service in Carterton

The people of Carterton will stand in silent tribute later today as three servicemen are repatriated to the UK.

Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman Credit: Ministry of Defence

Guildford soldier Lieutenant Andrew Chesterman of 3rd Battalion, The Rifles died after he went to the aid of colleagues whose vehicle had struck a roadside bomb. He was shot while trying to take control of the situation in the Nad 'Ali district of Helmand Province.

Lance Corporal Matthew Smith Credit: Ministry of Defence

Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith grew up in Aldershot and was passionately involved with the 26th Engineer Regiment football team. The father of 4 was shot while trying to build a new check point in Helmand province, despite the efforts of his colleagues he sadly died of his wounds.

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake Credit: Ministry of Defence

Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards died when his check point was overrun by insurgents on Friday 17th August. He is the 425th British soldier to die in Afghanistan.

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Body flown back to RAF Brize Norton

Stephen Healey died in Helmand Province on Saturday Credit: PA

The body of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has been flown back into RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

29 year old Stephen James Healey who served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh died after his vehicle struck a bomb in Helmand Province on Saturday.

This afternoon, his cortege passed the memorial garden in Carterton en route to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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