Parents could take legal action over voyeur teacher

Parents have approached a lawyer about the possibility of legal action over distress caused to pupils at Ysgol Glantaf in Cardiff, whose deputy headteacher Gareth Williams has admitted voyeurism charges.

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Solicitor: 'Potential claim for distress'

Phillip Gower, a solicitor at Simpson Millar in Cardiff, told ITV News that he has been approached by a number of parents at Ysgol Glantaf.

He said the parents are concerned about the distress the case surrounding deputy headteacher Gareth Williams has caused for their children, and seeking advice about taking legal action against the local authority.

There's still been a lot of disruption, a lot of upset to the pupils, and to the parents as well - that area needs to be looked at more carefully. I would have thought there is a potential claim on behalf of the children and the parents.**

– Phillip Gower, Solicitor at Simpson Millar

Cardiff deputy head Gareth Williams admits voyeurism after hiding camera in toilet of a house

Gareth Williams was suspended from his role after his arrest Credit: Wales News Service

A deputy headmaster at a Cardiff secondary school has pleaded guilty to three charges of voyeurism, after admitting hiding a camera in a toilet to film five children.

Gareth Williams, 47, was suspended from his job at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf after his arrest last month.

Williams recorded footage on a pinhole camera in a house over a period of four years.

He downloaded the clips onto a memory stick and catalogued the footage using the initials of the victims - four teenage girls and a boy.

Three have not yet been identified by police.

Prosecutor David Cooke told Cardiff Magistrates Court there is "a strong likelihood of further charges."

Williams made no application for bail and was remanded in custody to Cardiff Crown Court.


School deputy charged with voyeurism within a house

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It has emerged tonight that the deputy headteacher of a Cardiff school has been charged with criminal offences.

Gareth Williams - who works at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf- has been charged with three counts of voyeurism within a house.

The school says he has been suspended from duties with immediate effect.

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