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Primary school boss facing jail for upskirt pictures on the Tube

Pic shows Daren Timson-Hunt A director of a primary school academy has become one of the first to be prosecuted for 'upskirting' on the Tube. Trained barrister Daren Timson-Hunt, 55, hid his phone under his right leg to take a photo of a female passenger who was on her way to a job interview. Timson-Hunt followed the woman after she got the Northern Line train at Embankment station, and waited at the bottom of the stairs. He was spotted by a member of the public after taking his phone out of his pocket as the woman reached the top of the stairs shortly after 9.30am on 1 June. SEE STORY CENTRAL NEWS
Daren Timson-Hunt is one among the first individuals to be convicted beneath new upskirting legal guidelines (Picture: Central News)

A director of a major school academy has develop into one among the first individuals to be prosecuted beneath new upskirting legal guidelines.

Daren Timson-Hunt, 55, took pictures of a lady as she travelled on the London Underground on her solution to a job interview.

The skilled barrister adopted his sufferer on the Northern Line at Embankment throughout the morning rush hour.

A fellow passenger noticed him placing his cellphone beneath his proper leg and ready to take the image at the backside of the stairs shortly after 9.30am on June 1.

Prosecutor Aaron McCallister defined that Timson-Hunt was seen slowly decreasing the digicam as his sufferer got here up the stairs, including: ‘A member of the public also noticed him.’

London: Tourists and commuters walking in front of the Embankment subway station in central London, UK.
The skilled barrister adopted his sufferer off the practice at Embankment station (Picture: Nicola Ferrari/Getty Images)

The defendant, of Thurrock in Essex, admitted committing an offence beneath the new upskirting legal guidelines at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

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He was sacked on the spot as director of the major school Belmont Castle Academy in Essex because of the case.

Chief Magistrate Sarah Houston informed him: ‘Mr Timson-Hunt, this matter is just too critical for us to condemn as we speak.

‘From now on you aren’t to journey on any London Underground community except attending one among the following – a medical appointment, a pre-arranged assembly with a solicitor, a courtroom listening to, or a job interview.

‘Second, you are not to have a device capturing an image or recording in any public place, with the exception of one work-related laptop which must be turned off and conveyed in a closed laptop bag.’

Timson-Hunt will probably be sentenced at Westminster Magistrate’s Court courtroom subsequent week.

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