Criminalising 'upskirting' (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3670
Question By: 
Unmesh Desai
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What advice is available for police officers in dealing with reported 'upskirting' incidents?

Answer

Answer for Criminalising 'upskirting' (2)

Answer for Criminalising 'upskirting' (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are advised to deal with incidents of Upskirting as a criminal offence. I understand that there is an ongoing debate around how upskirting is dealt with, and myself and my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, are lobbying the Government around a change in legislation, which will make addressing this terrible offence clearer for the police, victims and the general public.