Israeli tourist jailed for ‘upskirting’ woman on tube escalator

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Israeli tourist jailed for ‘upskirting’ woman on tube escalator

Martin Stone, 62, was jailed for 10 days after being caught by plain clothes police secretly filming a woman at Bank tube station.

Martin Stone, a tourist from Israel, was jailed for his voyeurism
Martin Stone, a tourist from Israel, was jailed for his voyeurism

A pervert tourist from Israel caught filming up a woman’s skirt at Bank Underground station has been jailed.

Martin Stone, 62, was sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5 August after pleading guilty to one count of voyeurism.

The previous day at around 11.30am, a plain clothes officer spotted Stone secretly recording a woman while standing behind her on the station escalator.

When the officer followed him, they discovered Stone watching a video he had taken of the woman’s legs and skirt on his phone.

Stone was arrested and police seized two mobiles, a ‘spy’ camera pen, a camera and two Oyster cards. CCTV footage also showed the voyeur following his victim.

When quizzed, Stone confessed to covering up the flash on his phone with Sellotape to avoid being caught – but declined to answer if he received sexual gratification from his behaviour.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah White of the British Transport Police condemned Stone’s “vile predatory behaviour”.

“Upskirting is a sickening invasion of privacy and this result sends a clear message on how quickly we will act against this disgusting form of sexual offending,” she said.

The court also ordered all SIM and memory cards from his phones and cameras to be destroyed.

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