Naked Rambler Stephen Gough has been jailed for a further five months after refusing to get dressed and go home to England. He has been jailed ever since 25th August 2006. So his sentence has now totalled 6 years and 4 months.
Gough appeared in court suitably naked for sentencing at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court, Fife.
He was found guilty last month of committing a supposed breach of the peace by strolling naked near a swing park where children were playing in Dunfermline, also Fife, and refusing to put on clothes.
Gough who insists he is not a naturist and claims his naked rambles are a protest , was initially removed from the dock after only five minutes when he refused to sit down so his privates were hidden by the wooden dock. After he was brought back in, and agreed to sit, the court heard he had refused to meet social workers and so no assessment was available.
Persecutor Brian Robertson said the Crown was prepared to help him go back to England if he co-operated.
Sheriff James Williamson told Gough, that he was concerned that he had not met or co-operated with social workers drawing up the background report ordered. The sheriff said: Will you meet with them and assist them?
When Gough responded, No, not really , Sheriff Williamson said he had been left with no choice but to jail him for five months.
[So why don't the authorities transfer him to a prison near his home in Hampshire whilst he is in custody?]