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Metropolitan Police

No jail time for man who put camera in Starbucks toilet

A member of the public spotted the device last month and alerted the police.

A BRITISH MAN who hid a camera in a London starbucks has been convicted of voyeurism.

The 31-year-old captured his own image on the device while installing the camera, which led to co-workers identifying him when police released his photo.

A member of the public spotted the device last month and alerted the police.

Anthony Dines, of Shortlands Road, Kingston Upon Thames, was arrested in New Malden on 22 November.

He has now been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for five years and carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

It’s understood that the camera had been in place for between three and four weeks, and was installed ‘for the purpose of voyeurism’, according to detectives with the Metropolitan Police.

Police say that, upon examination, the device was found to contain video files of members of the public using the toilet.

However they also said that there is no reason to believe anyone other than their own officers has viewed footage from the camera, as the device was seized at the location.

Read: Man charged with voyeurism after hiding a camera in a Starbucks toilet>

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