Another Rambler has charges dismissed

Another nude rambler
A rambler who strolled naked across a Leeds beauty spot has won a year-long battle against his conviction for a public order offence.

Naturist Nigel Keer, 42, has been appealing against the charges since magistrates found him guilty of causing distress to a woman who was walking her dog on Otley Chevin last October.

And yesterday a judge at Leeds Crown Court told him that the charges would be dismissed because it was unlikely that Mr Keer’s naked walk had caused anyone any distress.

The court had heard that Mr Keer was arrested by off-duty police officer PC Mark Buxton, who said he saw a woman appear “distressed” when she had noticed Mr Keer rambling on the Chevin on October 11 last year.

But Mr Keer had denied the claims, and said naturism “is about body freedom and in a way it is a mild protest against the expected social norms of wearing clothes every day.”

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