Upskirting to become a criminal offence punishable by two years in jail

In the most serious cases, those convicted could be put on sex offender register in England and Wales

Upskirting – the taking of surreptitious, sexually intrusive photographs – is to become a specific criminal offence punishable by up to two years in prison.

The justice minister Lucy Frazer confirmed on Friday that the government would back a private member’s bill introduced by the Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse outlawing the practice.

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