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.