A man has appeared in court wearing a floral skirt and blouse after being told he was forbidden from wearing shorts.
David Jeffries-Tipton (47) from Stafford was turned away from Cannock Magistrate's court in Staffordshire after wearing shorts to his appearance before magistrates for a minor criminal damage charge.
After being denied entry to the building, Mr Jeffries-Tipton returned wearing a skirt and blouse after stating he would be making a complaint.
Magistrates, who allowed the case to proceed as normal, made no mention of his attire but chairman of the bench, Leonora Wilson-Weaver said the behaviour of Mr Jeffries-Tipton - who admitted damaging a £48 dog basket by urinating on it - had been of a “disgusting nature” and had an element of domestic violence to them.
A court spokesman said people are expected to dress accordingly in respect of ‘the dignity of the court’, while the defendant was ordered to re-appear on June 20 pending a probation report.