(250)  NAKED RAMBLER CHARGES DROPPED IN BODMIN: LACK OF EVIDENCE

Charges laid in England against the Naked Rambler Steve Gough, currently incarcerated in Inverness Prison while awaiting trial in Dingwall Sheriff Court on breach of the peace charges (see No 247), were dropped by prosecutors in the magistrates’ court at Bodmin on 4 September 2003.  These charges related to public order offences said to have been committed by Gough near the beginning of his walk; he had been arrested in Newquay on 21 June.  The charges were withdrawn as a result of lack of evidence”.  A Times reader asked in a letter to the editor published on 6 September: “Could any more humiliating judgment have been handed down?””

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