PLEASE....This is getting old real quick....
Sans and Stu.....Get along or you BOTH can leave for a while...No discussion! Do not reply to this , either post on topic, or do not post at all!
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Naked Rambler Stephen Gough - who has spent years in solitary confinement in a Scottish jail - was branded arrogant and self-indulgent by a sheriff after refusing to get dressed and go home to England.
Gough, from Hampshire, was brought into a draughty courtroom naked but for a pair of handcuffs today to be quizzed on why he had refused social work and psychiatric help.
The ex-marine was jailed for five months at Kirkcaldy Sheriff's Court, Fife, for committing a breach of the peace.
The comments from the public seem to indicate growing irritation with Mr Gough.
the man is a freak show and an embarrasment to his family.
note: I see you were right for me to be aware. lol
It didn't take long for him to get out of jail and continue on his naked way. The authorities seem to be learning that they have nothing to gain by apprehending him.
Stephen Gough makes his way south through Peebles in the Scottish Borders, on Oct. 6, following his release the day before from Saughton Prison. The rambler has 18 convictions and has been in and out of prison since 2006 for offenses ranging from not wearing clothes in front of the sheriff, breach of the peace and contempt of court.
Stephen Gough, known as 'The Naked Rambler,' has spent more than six years in Scottish prisons for refusing to put his clothes on. He was released from prison Friday after serving his latest sentence for public nudity. He has twice traversed the island of Great Britain wearing only boots, socks, a backpack and sometimes a hat.
Stephen Gough maeks his way south through Peebles in the Scottish Borders on Oct. 6.
Stephen Gough chats with a man he encountered on the road as he makes his way south through Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
Stephen Gough ends his walk for the day near Peebles in the Scottish Borders.
Under Scots Law, the time spent on remand is counted, and the total time in custody is halved with good behaviour while in prison.
If nobody makes a formal complaint, then he might make it home. If someone does complain - he will be back in prison. This time, he appears to be sticking so far as possible to the remote countryside.
A representative of the Scottish Police Federation mentioned him on the radio yesterday and said that they just want him out of Scotland and they will use some "discretion" where possible until he is south of the border. However, if he returns, or if others behave as he has done, there is no doubt arrests and imprisonment will follow.
Last edited by Stu2630; 10-07-2012 at 01:23 AM.
^^ When he was incarcerated in Barlinnie Prison and Perth Prison, Stephen Gough endured several cycles of being immediately arrested upon leaving prison nude after serving his sentence. The authorities eventually grew tired of that game and just let him go. The authorities in Fife have opted to hide behind the logic that they can't arrest him unless there has been a complaint. The logic is specious as you can always find someone who will claim to be offended by just about anything.