Police charge man over installation of hidden camera in Starbucks toilet
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Police charge man over installation of hidden camera in Starbucks toilet

DETECTIVES who appealed for help to identify a man wanted for questioning in connection with the illegal installation of a hidden camera in a Starbucks toilet have charged a man. 

Anthony Dines, 31 of Shortlands Road, Kingston Upon Thames, was arrested in New Malden on Wednesday, November 22.

He was taken to a west London police station and was subsequently charged on Saturday, November 25 with four counts of voyeurism contrary to Section 67 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on Monday, November 27.

The small camera device was hidden in a grate in the ceiling in the only customer toilet at the Starbucks coffee shop in Vauxhall.

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The device was spotted by a member of the public on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 and police were called.

Police believe that the camera had been installed for a maximum of 3-4 weeks and believed that it was installed for the purpose of voyeurism.

The contents of the device have been examined by police, and feature a number of video files of members of the public using the toilet.

Police have said at this stage there is no reason to believe these videos could have been viewed by anybody other than the police, as the device was seized at the location.