Barrister believed to be first person in Britain to appear in court accused of ‘upskirting’

Barrister believed to be first person in Britain to appear in court accused of ‘upskirting’

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A BARRISTER is believed to be the first person in Britain to appear in court accused of “upskirting”.

Daren Timson-Hunt hid his phone under his right leg to take a photo of a woman on a London Tube.

Daren Timson-Hunt took a picture of a female passenger on a London Tube
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The 54-year-old was seen to “slowly adjust it at camera height” to get an image of his victim, who was on her way to a job interview, a court heard.

Timson-Hunt, once a senior HMRC lawyer, followed her out of the Northern Line train at Embankment station on June 1.

A member of the public saw him film her again as she went up a set of stairs.

Aaron McCallister, prosecuting, told the court: “He was observed to go to the bottom of the stairs and wait until she was at the top to take his phone out.”

Timson-Hunt admitted operating equipment beneath her clothing without consent under a new law — the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019.

The charge states he did so “for the purpose of obtaining sexual gratification”.

Nicholas Opston, defending, said Timson-Hunt had been sacked as a director of an Essex primary school as a result of the case.


Timson-Hunt, of Thurrock, Essex, was bailed for reports by Westminster JPs.

He was banned from carrying a device capable of capturing an image or recording except for a laptop to be turned off and carried in a bag.

He faces sentence next week.

Mr Timson-Hunt lost his job as a director of a primary school in Essex as a result of the case
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