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A creep who used a spy camera hidden in his shoelaces and in his shopping basket to film up women’s skirts in supermarkets has been jailed.
Adam George-Wood, 41, was detained by a Tesco security guard after he was spotted by a shopper acting suspiciously at a branch in Nottingham.
The customer spotted George-Wood carrying a shopping basket containing an upturned mobile phone positioned below the line of a woman’s skirt.
He immediately alerted the woman and challenged George-Wood, who was detained by the store security guard and later arrested by police.
The 41-year-old eventually admitted to the crime, along with numerous other similar offences – some involving a spy camera concealed in his shoelaces.
Police later found more than 100 similar videos on his electronic devices that had been filmed in a variety of locations, including on public transport.
He went on to plead guilty to three counts of recording an image under clothing to observe another without consent.
The charges covered multiple instances against different women between July 2019 and September 2019.
He was jailed for six months at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, made subject of a sexual harm prevention order and was placed on the sex offenders' register for 10 years.
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Detective Constable Laura Gray, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Upskirting is a disgusting invasion of somebody's privacy and can be an incredibly distressing offence for a victim.
"George-Wood showed a brazen disregard for his victims as he collected a large collection of invasive videos – all filmed without the consent or knowledge of his victims.
"Had he not been challenged when he was I have no doubt that his offending would have continued.
"For that reason I would like to commend the actions of the staff and security guard who originally helped to detain George-Wood and bring his offending to an end.”
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