Man who walked naked through Calderdale loses human rights appeal

Stephen Gough - the naked rambler leaves Halifax Police Station after being arrested in Hebden Bridge.
Stephen Gough - the naked rambler leaves Halifax Police Station after being arrested in Hebden Bridge.

A man who was arrested on several occasions for walking naked through Calderdale has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights where he claimed he had a right to be naked in public.

Former marine Stephen Gough, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, had alleged that his repeated arrest, prosecution, conviction and imprisonment for being naked in public and his treatment in detention violated his rights.

The court unanimously found there had been no violation of Articles 8 and 10 of the Convention.