Woman caught man upskirting her with phone camera aboard train

The incident happened shortly after 5pm on Sunday, January 19.

Woman caught man upskirting her with phone camera aboard train from Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy STV News

A woman has reported catching a man upskirting her while on a train from Edinburgh.

Upskirting involves someone taking a picture under another person’s clothing without their knowledge.

In Scotland, it has been a criminal offence since 2010, when the Sexual Offences Act came into effect.

On January 19, at around 5.10pm, a female passenger boarded a train at Edinburgh Gateway on a train to Kirkcaldy where she sat in the middle of a carriage at a table seat.

Around ten minutes into the journey, the train stopped at Inverkeithing and a man boarded before sitting diagonally across from her.

The woman looked under the table and saw that the male was crouched down holding his phone under the table with the camera app open.

British Transport Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward to assist the investigation.

The man is described as white, in his early 30s, and of a medium build with a puffy face.

He had short light brown spiky messy hair with a little ginger in it and fair stubble. 

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white shirt that had a pale chequered pattern on it and he had a bag on the seat next to him which was possibly brown and a silver laptop that was open on the table in front of him.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016 – with reference 2300006810.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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