No criminal charges have been brought against the man who was seen jogging partially naked, last week.

The gentleman was spotted running along Beggarwood Lane on Friday morning, wearing a jacket but no shorts or underpants. 

Hampshire Constabulary confirmed the man got in touch with the force on Saturday, following an appeal for information.

A spokesman said: "I can confirm that the man identified himself to us on Saturday, May 23, and was spoken to by officers who gave him advice. No criminal charges were brought."

In a video, shared to social media, the gentleman was seen running on the pavement when the person recording told him to cover himself up and put some trousers on.

The runner could then be seen pulling a pair of shorts from his pocket and putting them on.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary told the Gazette they were aware of the situation and issued an appeal for witnesses. 

What is the law on being nude in public? 

At common law it is an offence to do in public any act of a lewd, obscene or disgusting nature which outrages public decency. If conduct falls within the scope of a statutory offence, such as exposure contrary to section 66 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (see above) it is better practice to charge that offence unless, exceptionally, the offence merits a higher penalty than that available in relation to the statutory offence. Outraging public decency is triable either way and there is no maximum penalty.

The requirement for the behaviour to 'outrage' public decency was said by Lord Simon in Knuller (Publishing, Printing and promotions) Ltd v DPP to: "go considerably beyond the susceptibilities of, or even shocking, reasonable people".

The circumstances surrounding the conduct will need to be carefully considered. Section 66 SOA is available and normally to be preferred where it is done with the intention to cause alarm and distress.

Nudity in public alone with no aggravating features is very unlikely to amount to this (or any other) offence.