The CPS have issued guidelines with regards to nudity/naturism
Nudity in Public – Guidance on handling cases of Naturism
Issues covered in the passage are included under the follwing headings
What is ‘Naturism’
Recommended approach to naturism
Public interest considerations
Other offences that might involve nudity
Exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003
Outraging public decency OPD)
Anti-Social Behaviour Order
What is ‘Naturism’?
Naturism is used to describe the activities of persons who espouse nudity as part of their lifestyle. Whilst many naturists will restrict their activities to specially designated areas and/or places where there is a tradition of naked activity, such as nudist beaches, others may wish to enjoy nudity more widely.
In the case of naturism a balance needs to be struck between the naturist’s right to freedom of expression and the right of the wider public to be protected…
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