Man avoids immediate jail after admitting two charges of voyeurism

Matthew Aston Credit: BPM Media

A shopper who was caught taking pictures of a woman and a 15-year-old girl trying on clothes at an Asda supermarket in Birmingham, has avoided an immediate jail sentence.

Matthew Aston admitted two charges of voyeurism at the store in Great Barr.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that his adult victim saw him taking pictures of her with a phone from above a cubicle while she tried on clothes.

Police then found other images on his mobile, including one of a teenager who had been trying on underwear.

Aston, 26, of Burnside Gardens, Great Barr, was given 14 weeks imprisonment, suspended for three years.

Aston was also ordered to do 40 hours’ unpaid work, pay £85 costs and register as a sex offender for five years, as well as take part in a sex offenders’ programme.

Mr Devine said Aston was detained and police found a number of images on his phone including one of a 15-year-old girl who had been trying on some underwear.