Man handed suspended sentence in cyberstalking first

Andrew Meldrum - who bugged computers to spy on women - has been given a 12-month suspended sentence and a fine after being convicted in the first case of its kind. Meldrum installed software on his victims' computers to take images covertly.

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Police hope guilty verdict will console webcam victims

The Metropolitan Police said it hopes the guilty verdict handed down to cyberstalker Andrew Meldrum will act as a deterrent and bring "some consolation" to his victims.

I would like to thank all witnesses in this investigation but especially the three victims who gave evidence on matters that were clearly of a private, intimate and personal nature to them. Meldrum effectively hacked into their lives.

I hope that they can take some consolation in the guilty verdict that sends out a clear message to anyone that this type of intrusion into a person's private life is not acceptable and the Metropolitan Police will support all victims and pursue all suspects.

– Met Police spokesman

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