Man Sentenced For Filming Up Women's Skirts
Saleh Al-Majali hid cameras in his rucksack
A man who filmed up women’s skirts more than
200 times has been sentenced to 12 weeks jail
and issued an ASBO, following a British Transport
Police (BTP) investigation.
Saleh Al-Majali (53) of Queens Town Road,
Battersea, committed the offences across London
during a two-year period, at locations including the
Tube, at shops and at rail stations.
He was sentenced to 12 weeks prison suspended for
18 months. He was issued a 12 month supervision
order to attend a sexual offenders’ programme and a
two-year Anti-Social Behaviour Order, which prohibits
him from having in his possession, in any public place,
any device designed for or capable of capturing an
image, including any form of camera, camcorder and
camera-equipped mobile telephone.
Unemployed Al-Majali was caught filming up women’s
skirts by using cameras hidden inside his rucksack at
a shop in Victoria Station, at around 1pm on Tuesday
31 July 2012.
The store’s security guard noticed him behaving suspiciously
and saw Al-Majali place his rucksack on the floor next to
women to film up their skirts. He called the police and followed
Al-Majali on board a Victoria line Tube from Victoria to
Green Park Station, where he was arrested by BTP
Inside the rucksack was a camcorder, two mini cameras
and a Blackberry mobile phone, all containing footage
taken up women’s skirts. Two laptops and eight mini discs
seized from Al-Majali’s home address contained more than
200 similar videos. In his police interview Al-Majali
confessed that he had been filming up women’s skirts since
Speaking after the sentencing last week, Chief Superintendent
Paul Brogden said: “While this type of offence is extremely rare,
it is very upsetting for victims and completely unacceptable.
“Everyone has the right to not only be safe but also feel
safe when they travel. Anyone who knows or suspects
they have been a victim of an offence like this should report it
immediately to police or a member of Tube staff.
“Police want to know about every single incident like this as
it helps to build a picture of an offender’s behaviour and
establish their pattern of travel across the network.
“Once a pattern of behaviour has been established police
patrols can be increased and CCTV evidence secured, leading
to an increased likelihood of arrest and conviction."
January 28, 2013