After just a few days of freedom The Naked Rambler is back in jail.
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A mere four days after being released from Perth Prison, Stephen Gough is returning to jail. He was detained by officers as he was making his way out of Townhill, charged with breaching the peace. The leniency of Tayside Police was not felt by Police in Fife. Tayside Police recently changed their policy regarding public nudity, however police in Fife have stricter laws. His recent spell in prison did not stop Gough from wearing clothes. When asked why he rambles naked, he answers with “why not?” “Why should I wear clothes when it’s perfectly practical and natural not to? It feels good and it feels natural. The human body is not offensive.” Prior to his arrest, The Naked Rambler claimed that the public and even the police in Perthshire and Fife had been friendly towards him. “The first couple of days I would say 98% of people were quite nice to me but in the last day that’s dropped to about 80%.” It is uncertain whether Mr Gough will change his ways after his next spell in prison.