An 80-year-old Stockport man who enjoyed doing household maintenance in the nude has been given a suspended jail sentence and is now on  the sex offender's register.

Kevin Lavelle pleaded guilty to three counts of indecent exposure at Stockport Magistrates.

Lavelle was charged on July 8 after he was spotted gardening on his front lawn wearing

nothing but a blue hat.

On another occasion, the elderly

naturist was caught preening a rose bush in the nude by a shocked


Lavelle was also notorious for standing on his roof cleaning guttering and washing his car in the nude, the court heard.

Concerned neighbours joined forces and compiled a dossier of evidence of Lavelle’s 18-month-long bizarre exploits.


80-year-old neighbour, John Mead, told Magistrates: “I have seen him

completely naked changing a wheel on his car on the drive. We did not

know what the law was at first because he was in his back garden but it

got worse. He would stand against his wall with nothing on. He caused

real upset. The neighbours joined forces and we have all been reporting


 Lavelle was jailed for eight weeks which was suspended for six months.

He has also been tagged while he is placed under house arrest between

4pm and 11pm everyday for the next two months.

He will also be listed on the sex offender’s register for seven years.