Upskirting to be made a specific criminal offence

The Government today announced plans to make upskirting a criminal offence with provision for some offenders to go in the sex offenders’ register. Read what the Guardian said about the Government plans here. And today’s Times here.

This is welcome news. Whilst law enforcement agencies have been slow to use existing laws effectively in order to combat this insidious behaviour (see my blogpost from February here), anything that makes it easier to prosecute is welcome.

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