'Naked Rambler' Denies Breach Of Peace

A man appeared in court naked as he denied committing a breach of the peace by walking close to a children's play park while wearing no clothes.

Stephen Gough, who is known as the 'naked rambler', was arrested on Friday in Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife.

The charge against Gough, 53, said he conducted himself in a disorderly manner and committed a breach of the peace by walking naked in Cairncubie Road, close to the play park, and refusing to put on clothing or move away from the park.

Gough, from Eastleigh, chose to represent himself rather than be represented by the duty solicitor during his appearance at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in Fife, and pleaded not guilty.

He did not appeal for bail during the appearance before Sheriff Mungo Bovey and was remanded in custody.

A trial date was set for August 23, with an intermediate date on August 10.