Streakers: Garage staff accept apology

THE owner of the Kilmington garage stormed by streakers has welcomed their apology to his cashier.

THE owner of the Kilmington garage stormed by streakers has welcomed their apology to his cashier.

The five rugby players, who startled the 22-year-old in October last year with their prank, have written to apologise for causing distress.

Gobu Rasalingham, of Kilmington Garage, said: "I think the cashier [who does not wish to be named] feels better for the apology. I think it was a genuine apology.

"Obviously, they knew what they were doing at the time, but thought it was fun and didn't mean to offend."

But he added that the naked men's story has given him worldwide publicity.

He was shocked to read the story, with photos of his garage, in a newspaper in Sri Lanka while visiting his home country.

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He said: "The story has been a hit worldwide.

"When I saw it in the newspaper in Sri Lanka I was very surprised - it even had the photos from the garage.

"I've even seen the article in Russian. It's put my garage on the map and has been great publicity for it."

He believes it was a serious matter and hopes the punishment of an �80 fine will deter other would-be streakers.

He said: "In reality, it shouldn't have happened anywhere. Although I would find it funny, some would be offended.

"When there are customers or young children walking around, for example, it's unacceptable.