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Man suspected of hiding camera in toilet to spy on Starbucks customers

A man suspected of trying to spy on coffee shop customers going to the toilet is being hunted by police after he was caught on his own hidden camera.

CCTV image of a suspect police want to find Credit: SWNS

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

But the man managed to film himself while putting the spy camera up, meaning police have a crystal clear image of the man they want to find.

Police say the camera had been in the toilet for around three to four weeks recording customers.

It was only taken down when a members of the public spotted the device in the ceiling and the police were called.

After officers examined the camera a series of video files of members of the public using the toilet were found.

Images of a male suspect, who police believe placed the camera at the location, were also uncovered.

At this stage police say there is no reason to believe these videos could have been viewed by anybody other than officers.

Exactly a year after the camera was found, detectives have released an image in the hope that someone will be able to identify him.

Police believe that the camera had been installed for a maximum of three to four weeks and believe that it was installed for the purpose of voyeurism.

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.

The identity of the male who police believe placed the camera at the location is currently unknown. Detectives have released his image in the hope that someone will be able to identify him.

No arrests have been made. Enquiries are ongoing.

– Met Police