A MAN was spotted walking through Braintree wearing nothing but a pair of purple socks.

He was seen walking through the High Street and Victoria Street on Sunday at 9.30am.

Support worker Martin Green, 35, of Perryfields, Braintree, saw him in the High Street.

He said: “I was on my way to work and saw him walking down the road. I could not believe what I was seeing.

“He looked quite embarrassed.

“There was nowhere open at that time and I think he was trying to cover up his modesty with a coat and it looked like he was only wearing socks.”

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police were contacted at 9.30am on Sunday with reports of a naked man in Victoria Street.

“Officers attended and found the man who was given words of advice.”