And finally… bum rap

A man challenging his fine for indecent exposure was denied entry to a courthouse after turning up naked.

Alejandro Colmar, a Spanish nudist, was prevented by security guards from entering the courthouse in Valencia on Tuesday, EFE reports.

He is currently involved in a number of civil and criminal proceedings concerning his preference for nudity, with one case likely to be fought all the way to Spain’s Constitutional Court.

Pablo Mora, Mr Colmar’s lawyer, said: “We do not believe that it is obscene to go down the street naked… we understand that going naked is exercising ideological freedom.”

He added: “There are precedents from the European Court of Human Rights, specifically a case from the UK, in which it is understood that nudism is protected by ideological freedom and freedom of expression.”

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