Naked spa goers banned from UK bath as police report ‘inappropriate behaviour’

A naked spa goer has been banned from a famous UK-based Turkish Baths after their "inappropriate behaviour" was reported to police.

Harrogate's famous bath house, based on Parliament Street, North Yorkshire, is now opting to change its rules and will keep attendees clothed at all times.

The historic baths had previously allowed single-sex sessions for men and women where swimwear was optional, but Harrogate Borough Council is set to row back on clothing rules.

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North Yorkshire Police has since confirmed they are investigating an incident of "inappropriate behaviour", with the force in the early stages of their investigation into an incident at the infamous baths.

A statement from North Yorkshire Police read: "Police received a report of an incident of inappropriate behaviour at the Turkish Baths earlier this month. Enquiries are at an early stage and are ongoing."

It comes as a council member also commented on the "serious nature" of the unrevealed incident, which has prompted the baths to opt for a clothing standard, BBC reported.

The baths, which have stood on Parliament Street since 1897 and have been managed by the council since the late 1990s, will now ask customers and staff to wear swimwear.

The Grade-II listed building will still operate its "single-sex sessions" but asks that those involved keep their clothing on.

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A Harrogate council spokesman said: "Following a complaint at Turkish Baths Harrogate, an operational decision has been made that swimwear is now compulsory at all bathing sessions.

"The complaint related to an incident which, due to its serious nature, has been reported to the police and is currently being investigated.

"We have a duty of care to our customers and staff members, and in order for all single-sex sessions to operate in a safe environment, it has been decided that swimwear must be worn until further notice."

The baths have been described previously as "the most fully-restored" Turkish bath in Britain.

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