Lancashire police officer in court over voyeurism allegations

Liverpool Crown Court

Liverpool Crown Court

A Lancashire police officer and former Team GB athlete has appeared in court charged with a string of voyeurism offences.

PC Jayson Lobo, a former middle distance runner, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday charged with 18 offences of voyeurism involving eight women.

The 46-year-old pleaded not guilty to all the offences.

Lobo worked as a response officer in Preston before his arrest and subsequent suspension in December.

The officer, who is from Blackburn, had also worked in Burnley, Colne and Haslingden.

The incidents allegedly took place in a three and a half year period between December 2011 and May 2015, with at least 16 of the offences committed in Blackburn.

The offences allege that Lobo filmed the women “during a private act” for his sexual gratification and the women had not consented to him doing so. Lobo, who is a life member of Blackburn Harriers according to its website, has competed for Great Britain in various 800m events. He represented England at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, and competed for Great Britain at the 1999 World Championships in Seville.

His trial, expected to last between two to three weeks, was fixed to begin on January 16, next year.

Lobo, who was wearing a grey suit and open neck white shirt, was further remanded on bail.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “Lobo was arrested in December 2015 and reported for summons when he answered his bail on May 17.”