Pervert banned from rail station toilets after filming

A man who tried to film unsuspecting rail passengers going to the toilet has been banned from the toilets of a mainline railway station and shopping mall.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 12th February 2016, 5:15 am
Banned: David Jones placed a mirror in the toilets at Preston Railway Station
Banned: David Jones placed a mirror in the toilets at Preston Railway Station

David Jones, 63, placed a mirror on the floor of a cubicle in the men’s toilets at Preston Railway Station.

A probe was launched by British Transport Police on October 1 last year after a complaint from a 23-year-old man.

Preston Magistrates’ Court heard that he had been using the toilet when he noticed a small mirror in the cubicle, strategically placed to reflect the image into a camera phone Jones was holding over the top of the cubicle.

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The shocked victim noticed the unusual red leather and white soled shoes of the person in the next cubicle.

He alerted a British Transport Police officer as he left the toilets and spotted Jones, of Dorset Avenue, Walton-Le-Dale, near Preston, on the platform, wearing the same shoes.

He was initially arrested on suspicion of voyeurism but later admitted an alternative charge of observing a person doing a private act for sexual gratification.

Preston Magistrates’ Court made him subject to notification requirements for the next five years.

The bench also imposed a prohibited activity requirement banning him entering the loos at Preston Railway Station and The Mall, St George’s for 12 months.

They gave him a rehabilitation activity to complete and also ordered him to pay costs of £85, a £60 victim surcharge and £100.

Magistrates also awarded compensation to the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons.