UK Politics 15 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44496427 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Upskirting is to become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales after the government gave its support to a change in the law.The new law would see offenders face a maximum of two years in prison.Victims of … [Read more...] about Upskirting offenders face jail under new law
Upskirting is due to become a specific criminal offence, with the worst offenders facing up to two years in jail, after the Government backed a campaign to criminalise the cruel craze. The Ministry of Justice announced its support to ban the practice, which sees perpetrators take images under a person's clothing without their consent, on the eve of a Parliamentary session which could have otherwise seen the Bill sink without trace. Upskirting victim Gina Martin, 26, who faced rape threats and abuse after launching her campaign to make it a criminal offence, told the Press Association: "This is obviously great news, and it's thanks to everyone who's listened to us along the way. "I want to hug every woman who has got in touch with me to say it's happened to them, to say that now - hopefully - we can get access to justice for all victims because the politicians listened. "There's still a way to go, but it looks now like it will go through without too much of a hitch." Upskirting is due … [Read more...] about Upskirting to become a crime and offenders could be jailed
'Upskirting' is due to become a specific criminal offence, with the worst offenders facing up to two years in jail, after the Government backed a campaign to criminalise the act. The Ministry of Justice has announced its support to ban the practice, which sees perpetrators take images under a person's clothing without their consent. Upskirting is due to form part of the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill which is expected to be nodded through the Commons today, Friday June 15, following the Government's public backing, unless there are any objections. The Bill will still have to be scrutinised and pass through the Commons and Lords before it receives Royal Assent, but this is seen as the greatest sign yet that the campaign will bear fruit. Upskirting victim Gina Martin, 26, a freelance writer living in London, has been calling for the ban after two men took a picture up her skirt while at the British SummerTime festival in Hyde Park in 2017. She only realised what had happened when she spotted … [Read more...] about Taking ‘upskirt’ pictures to become a specific offence after campaign by victim
UPSKIRTING has been in the news a lot lately, as people increasingly speak out about the invasive act. But what exactly does it involve and when will it become a criminal offence? What is upskirting? Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph of underneath a person’s skirt without their consent. It is often performed in a public place such as on public transport or on an escalator, with crowds of people making it harder to spot people taking these photos. A large proportion of women are targeted in places such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops. Being victim to such an incident can cause emotional distress for a long time after it has happened. What is the law around upskirting? Upskirting is to be become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales - it is already a criminal offence in Scotland. In Scotland, upskirting is an illegal offence, and has been since 2010 when it was listed under the definition of voyeurism. Victims and police are only able to pursue offences … [Read more...] about What is upskirting, what’s the law around the photos and when will it become a criminal offence?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 24, 2018, 1:40 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter MPs have been told the Government could support creating a specific offence to deal with upskirting. Justice Secretary David Gauke told MPs he is “sympathetic” to calls for further action against the practice and his officials are reviewing the current law to “make sure it is fit for purpose”. Here is everything you need to know about upskirting: What is upskirting? The definition is currently applied to the practice of taking an image or video up somebody’s clothing in order to see their genitals or underwear. While the vast majority of known cases involve men targeting women, the roles can be reversed. The first available data on the prevalence of upskirting showed victims as young as 10 complaining to police. Currently, there is no specific law in place banning the practice. But haven’t people … [Read more...] about Upskirting and the law: your questions answered