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Rambler Stephen Gough: Sheriff orders mental assessment

Naked Rambler
Image caption Stephen Gough earned the title Naked Rambler by walking unclothed from Lands End to John O'Groats

A sheriff has ordered an assessment of the mental health of the man dubbed the Naked Rambler after convicting him of a breach of the peace in Fife.

Stephen Gough, 53, from Hampshire, who represented himself, sat naked in the dock at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in Fife throughout his two-hour trial.

Gough was convicted for walking naked in a public place near a children's play park in Dunfermline on 20 July.

Sheriff James Williamson deferred sentence on Gough until next month.

Gough was remanded in custody.

The sheriff ordered social workers to produce a report independently assessing Gough's emotional and mental health.

Gough has spent much of the past six years in prison on similar charges.

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