Naked Rambler arrives back in Eastleigh

Eastleigh’s most famous living resident  Stephen Gough – aka The Naked Rambler – was finally back home with his Mum today after completing his naked walk back from Scotland following his release from prison  last July.

Stephen Gough had spent a total of six years locked up in Scottish prisons for choosing not to wear clothes while rambling and he has still has to answer to outstanding charges picked up en route but for tonight, he is back home where he belongs.

Not everyone in Eastleigh were happy to see him back though after complaints were tweeted but police say no official complaints have been received.

Local journalism student Georgie Laming spoke to Stephen Gough at his Mums town centre house today to find out what it feels like to be home and his views on the by-election:

  10 comments for “Naked Rambler arrives back in Eastleigh

  1. Ian P
    February 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    spot on Mr Naked Rambler. Chris Huhne made a mistake, but not in his job as an MP. Hopefully others will also realise this and stick to the party they know will look after them.

  2. emma
    February 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    walking past school near to home time with parents and young children about really not going to help support for this man, such as he did today!!

  3. Steve Smallwood
    February 13, 2013 at 10:08 am

    When I posted this to facebook it links the picture of Eric Pickles from the previous story. Quite put me off my breakfast although I suspect the flab might cover his embarrassment!

  4. Brutus
    February 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Time to grow up, Mr Gough. Stop exposing yourself to people – it’s not clever and we don’t appreciate it, especially not where children are concerned.

    How about getting a job and supporting your family for a change instead of being an offensive public nuisance?

    • February 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Congratulations to Naked Rambler Mr Stephen Peter Gough on returning home safely from Scotland. I am wishing you well and Good Luck to you and your young family in Eastleigh. Live long and prosper old man! I have been following your story ever since you were released in July 2012 from Perth Prison and then again when you were freed from Saughton Prison in Edinburgh on October 5th 2012. What an amazingly eventful Odyssey you have had these last 7 years and more. People are already asking… Where to next, Mr Gough? Naked Walk Number 3? Perhaps Scotland again or maybe even Wales this time! Perhaps even standing as the new MP for Eastleigh. lol.
      Although you do not know it, Mr Gough, I have been there for you all along your way, sometimes by your side, sometimes on the internet but always looking out for you in many many ways.
      In fact, that brings me nicely on to “Brutus” now. Well Brutus! You have been following Stephen Gough too, for over 12 years on the internet and even in the early days, you have interacted with him on the forums yourself. If Mr Gough was making and starring in a James Bond Movie right now, you would be an ideal Nemesis for him, probably in the mould of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, stroking a pussycat on his lap. Your posts and comments have been of great value, Brutus, and you have made a worthy opponent for Stephen. As you say to Mr Gough, “Time to Grow up!”, I would merely add to you, Brutus, “Time to move on yourself and look after your own family and daughter who I believe is now a Doctor!” but I don’t expect either of you to take advice. Eastleigh, Hants is a long way from Båstad, Sweden. It would be a sad waste of your time, efforts and knowledge, Brutus, if your were to spend the next 12 years, hounding Stephen Gough out of his home town too. With a handshake in thought… Best regards… DeepThroat, Founding member of “The Purple Rose Revolution”, A New Transcendentalists Movement, dedicated to serve and protect the Good Citizens of the United Kingdom.

  5. February 13, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Well done Stephen. You are a charming, innofensive and principled man.

  6. Conan
    February 13, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Brutus has problems. We know he was born with mixed genitals and has a serious hang up about nudity. He constantly attacks Stephen Gough. He was brought up as a girl and now functions as a man – at least physically if not emotionally. He is entitled to his opinions but likewise everyone else is entitled to know the truth behind them.

    • Brutus
      February 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      So when somebody criticises a man who has been repeatedly arrested and imprisoned for offences, you think it’s perfectly acceptable to try to discredit them by making public their medical history on a public forum then, Mr B?

      That tells us a lot about your moral compass. That is quite despicable.

  7. February 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Well done, Stephen, for *finally* making it all the way home. Your mum must be so proud of you and so pleased to be able to give you a warm welcome home hug at last!

  8. February 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Well done Georgie…!

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