A naked man impersonating a character from Are You Being Served has been arrested by police.

Startled shoppers saw the six-foot-tall nude male striding down South Street in Chichester at around 1:20pm this afternoon.

He went into a shop and yelled “I’m free!” before hugging a worker and trying to touch his face.

Police were called and arrested the man a short time later further down the street for a public order offence.

He remains in custody.