Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign – BBC News

‘Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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‘Upskirting’ now a specific crime as bill receives Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2019 in bills, outraging public decency, photography, press releases, sexual offences by tracey

‘‘Upskirting’ perpetrators face two years in prison and being placed on the sex offenders register, as a new law making the act a specific criminal offence is expected to receive Royal Assent today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2019

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Victoria Tube station ‘upskirter’ Hiroshi Yuasa fined – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2019 in fines, news, outraging public decency, photography by sally

‘A man who took a photograph up the skirt of a woman at a London Tube station has been fined £2,000.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2019

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2019 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Cross-party group of MPs seek to close loophole in upskirting bill – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, parliament, photography by tracey

‘A cross-party group of MPs will seek to close a loophole in the government’s upskirting bill that could have allowed people who took images for financial gain or simply for fun to escape justice. The Conservative MP Maria Miller has held discussions with Labour’s Jess Phillips and the Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse about an amendment that would ensure there was a blanket ban on taking the voyeuristic images whatever the motivation.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2018

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The law must change on upskirting. One Tory MP won’t stop us – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘Upskirting is a depraved violation of privacy. It is outrageous that a single Tory MP has been able to derail a much needed and universally supported change in the law. But that is exactly what has happened.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Government acts to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence – Ministry of Justice

‘‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th June 2018

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Man seen urinating by Bristol Cenotaph ordered to apologise to war veterans – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2017 in armed forces, cautions, commemorations, news, outraging public decency by tracey

‘A man has been cautioned and ordered to apologise to war veterans after he was seen urinating near a war memorial on Remembrance Sunday.’

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BBC News, 12th Novembe 2017

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Couple who had sex at Domino’s Pizza banned from spending the night together – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2017 in community service, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A couple who had sex at a pizza takeaway as staff worked on the other side of the counter will not be allowed to spend the night together for nearly six months.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th October 2017

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Domino’s pizza shop sex: Bridlington couple guilty – BBC News

Posted September 22nd, 2017 in guilty pleas, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by sally

‘A couple had sex against the counter of a pizza delivery shop as staff worked in its kitchen, a court has heard.’

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BBC News, 21st September 2017

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‘Upskirting’ could be made a criminal offence, ministers reveal after 63,000 people sign petition – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2017 in news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘Ministers have said that “upskirting” could be made a criminal offence after more than 60,000 people signed a petition.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th September 2017

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Woman fights to change the law after being told man who put camera up her skirt did nothing wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2017 in crime, news, outraging public decency, photography, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘When a man took a picture up Gina Martin’s skirt when she was enjoying herself at a festival, she was sure he could be punished. However, after being told he did nothing illegal, she has taken things into her own hands and started a campaign which has reverberated across the country – to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence under the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2017

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BBC radio husband and wife presenters jailed for assaulting under-age boys – Daily Telegraph

‘Two former BBC radio presenters have been handed five-year jail sentences for indecently assaulting under-age boys and outraging public decency by having sex in woodland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2017

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Woman who urinated on Grays war memorial jailed – BBC News

Posted September 21st, 2016 in monuments, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who twice urinated against a war memorial has been jailed for outraging public decency.’

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BBC News, 20th September 2016

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Woman convicted after urinating on Essex war memorial twice – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in monuments, news, outraging public decency by sally

‘A woman who urinated twice on a war memorial, including on the eve of the Battle of the Somme centenary, has been convicted of outraging public decency.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2016

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Up-skirt lewd photographer sentenced to community order – BBC News

‘A PhD student who took lewd pictures up women’s skirts at a wedding has been spared jail so he can learn how to control his “urges”.’

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BBC News, 6th November 2015

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Slide fetish man banned from children’s playgrounds – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in children, costs, disqualification, fines, news, outraging public decency by sally

‘Christopher Johnson, 46, admits simulating a sexual act with a slide in Coventry and is handed a three-year community order.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2015

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Banker who took ‘upskirt’ pictures of women avoids prison sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 11th, 2015 in community service, news, outraging public decency, photography, sentencing by tracey

‘A banker who commuted from Hull to London to take “upskirt” pictures of women on Tube escalators has been spared jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2015

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Codifying public nuisance and outraging public decency – Law Commission

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in nuisance, outraging public decency, press releases, reports by tracey

‘In our latest report, we recommend reforms to the common law offences of public nuisance and outraging public decency.’

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Law Commission, 24th June 2015

Source: www.lawcommission.justice.gov.uk

Drunk man smeared blood on victims in Grantham park – BBC News

Posted September 29th, 2014 in assault, indecent exposure, news, outraging public decency, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who drunkenly exposed himself in a park, smeared his own blood on two men and threw bottles at people has been jailed for eight months.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2014

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