'I was devastated': upskirting victim Tegan Nesbitt speaks to UTV as new laws come into force

A victim of upskirtting has told UTV she was left feeling objectified after a man tried to take a picture up her skirt on a night out. Tegan Nesbitt was 17 when she felt her skirt being lifted up exposing her to a bar full of people. "I didn't know what the purpose of it was, I didn't know where the video was going."

"I was inconsolable, my first thought was what if my dad saw that." From today that kind of behaviour is a criminal offence. The PSNI will no longer have to rely on outdated laws to prosecute things like upskirrting, downblousing and cyber flashing. Offenders could face up to 2 years in prison and 10 years on the sex offenders register. Tegan Nesbitt has welcomed the legislation saying "it is a leap forward for protecting women."

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