A long running saga

This chap has been a thorn in the side of the Scottish judicial system for several years.He is obviously a little eccentric but from what I can gather he is completely harmless. He aimed to walk the length of the UK, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, naked.


Now most people would think it a little strange, if not downright dangerous but he was free to walk all the way through England unencumbered only to be arrested in Scotland. Because of his refusal to wear clothes even in court, after several trials with higher and higher fines, he was imprisoned.

Each time he was released, he would walk out the prison naked to resume his walk and be promptly arrested, tried and imprisoned. It seems that Scots Law is impervious to persistent low-level offenders like this. The cost to the tax payer of all these trials and sentences is astronomical. It would have been easier to let him proceed on his way, finish his walk accompanied by a police car and that would be the end of it.



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