Sunbathing naked in your garden? Your rights revealed

The heatwave has got us all stripping off


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With the raging heatwave roasting Brits across the country – many of us will want to strip off in our gardens.

Sunbathing completely naked is the only way to get that elusive all-over tan.

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But did you know you can land yourself in hot water by doing just that, Hull Daily Mail reports .

The law says it is not an offence to be naked in public – but it can become an offence if being so causes distress or alarm to others.

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Police are advising those who do want an all-over tan to be 'discreet' about their sunbathing habits.

The advice comes at the same time as temperatures are expected to hit 30C – with today being dubbed as 'Meltdown Monday.'

The hot weather – the result of hot air pushing up from the continent – is expected to last until at least midweek.

A level-three Government heat health warning – one below a level 4 national emergency being declared – was issued by the Met Office over the weekend as the Mercury continued to rise.

The Bristol Post asked Avon and Somerset Police and this is what they had to say.

"Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, it is not an offence for a person to appear naked in public but it becomes an offence if it can be proved that the person stripped off with the intention to cause distress, alarm or outrage."

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