Man jailed for spying on women in a toilet in Peterborough

A MAN caught spying on women in a toilet has been jailed for six months.

Alan Russell was seen in the loos in Midgate House, Midgate, Peterborough in June this year.

The 31-year-old was already subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) when he was caught on CCTV eyeing up ladies in the city centre.

He admitted breaching the order at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday (August 16).

Russell, of Princes Street, Peterborough, has now been given a new SOPO which prevents him going into any female toilets or changing rooms, including maintenance areas, for an indefinite period.

Detective Inspector Adam Gallop said: “This court result shows how seriously this type of offending is treated.

“I hope it send out a strong message to Russell and others that it will not be tolerated.”

Most Read

He added: “Women should be able to use these facilities without fear of being watched by Russell or others.”

Russell had a history of similar offending, including a conviction of a public order offence in Hull in 2003 when he was found hiding in a female toilet block.

He was also done for voyeurism in March 2009 after he was caught watching ladies in a Peterborough toilet.

Meanwhile in February 2010 he was again caught in some female toilets, this time in Stevenage.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter