A 27-year-old Thai man who was caught filming up women’s skirts in Topshop’s flagship store on Oxford Street has been banned from the City of Westminster for four months and ordered to pay compensation to his victim, the Daily Mail reported.
The Mail Online reported on March 21 that Pratyayoud Tupchareon, 27, who is the son of Youtdana Tupcharoen, a member of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and former governor of the State Railway of Thailand, was spotted by security guards in the ladies fashion store in London following women around with a long lens protruding from his rucksack.
Mr Pratyayoud, who studied at Regent’s University, a private college in London and is about to start a postgraduate course at Westminster University, claimed that he had been inspired by YouTube videos of people ‘up-skirting’ –when someone secretly films underneath a skirt, the Mail reported.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court on March 21 opened hearing into the case and handed down a sentence on Mr Pratyayoud, banning him from the City of Westminster for four months and made to wear a tag.
He must be home between 7pm and 6am for 12 weeks. In addition he must pay a victim surcharge of £85 and costs of £85.
Mr Pratyayoud has had to defer starting a postgraduate course at Westminster University while the proceedings have taken place, according to the Mail.