Three ramblers who were arrested as they attempted to walk the length of Britain naked have had the case against them dropped.
Stephen Gough, Melanie Roberts and Jeffrey Woodhouse were detained in Wem, north Shropshire, on July 17 and had been due to appear before magistrates in Shrewsbury yesterday.
But court officials said the case was not heard and understood that the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to proceed with breach of the peace charges against the trio.
Mr Gough, a 46-year-old former marine from Bournemouth, was arrested 14 times and served two jail terms when he walked naked from Land's End to John O'Groats in 2003 to 2004.
He and his companions embarked on their latest 874-mile walk on June 16 - unclothed save for rucksacks, socks and hiking boots - to highlight their message: that the human body was something to celebrate.
Ms Roberts, aged 33, is a hairdresser, also from Bournemouth; Mr Woodhouse is a librarian.
Thye men refused to cover up on a previous court appearance, prompting magistrates to hear their case in a large underground cell.