Peterborough Man Jailed

18 August 2010, 10:48 | Updated: 18 August 2010, 10:58

A man has been jailed for six months for breaching a sexual offences prevention order by spying on a woman in a toilet in Peterborough.

The order meant Alan Russell, who is 31 and from Princes Street in Peterborough, was not supposed to go near any female toilets or changing rooms for an indefinite period.

He admitted breaching the order at Peterborough Crown Court earlier this week.

Russell was seen in the toilets in Midgate House in Peterborough in June this year.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, Russell has a history of similar offences.

In Hull in 2003, he was convicted of a public order offence for hiding in a female toilet block, and of voyeurism last year for watching women in a toilet in Peterborough.

In February this year, he was caught in female toilets in Stevenage.

Detective Inspector Adam Gallop said: "This court result shows how seriously this type of offending is treated and I hope it sends out a strong message to Russell and others that it will not be tolerated.

Women should be able to use these facilities without fear of being watched by Russell or others."