A German who built a hut at the top of a telecommunications mast to avoid going to prison has been lured down by nude photos of his wife.

Fred Gregor, 45, from Werben, spent ten days in the wooden hut at the top of the 72ft metal aerial to avoid serving 15 months for an internet fraud conviction.

But he was lured down when his 25-year-old former stripper wife Suzi sent him naked pictures of herself inside a food parcel.

She said: "I was feeling lonely and thought if I showed him what he was missing he would come down."

Gregor has so far managed to stay out of prison after his solicitor lodged an appeal on the grounds his family needs him.