Man claimed he "inadvertently removed" his togs

A 57 year-old man has been fined €200 for sunbathing naked in County Longford on what he claims was the hottest day of the year.

Longford District Court heard that Glen Wrather was seen sunbathing in a communal area of an apartment complex in Ballymahon on July 6th.

The court heard that Mr Wrather, who is originally from Leeds in England, had been a naturist for 25 years.

The man's solicitor said her client had been wearing swimming trunks, which he had "inadvertently removed".