Man appears naked in court

A man was asked by a judge to be suitably clothed in future after he attended a court hearing today naked.

Naked rambler Stepehn Gough, 54, had just pleaded not guilty to breaching an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) on February 28 this year banning him from going nude inpublic places.

Remanding him in custody, Judge Guy Boney QC said: "Just one thing. I have done you the courtesy of keeping my clothes on while hearing this case.

"I'm sure that the judge trying your case would appreciate you appearing before him suitably clothed. Do you understand?"

Gough replied: "I understand."

Gough of Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, is alleged to have breached the order the same day it was imposed by magistrates in Southampton when he showed his buttocks and genitalia in public after leaving the court.

The case was adjourned for trial at Southampton Crown Court on June 19