Pervert secretly filmed up females’ skirts
A pervert secretly filmed up females’ skirts in the Bullring and Birmingham city centre – targeting girls as young as 14.
Alexis Talbot-Strettle made 392 videos of women over a 15-year period after visiting shops, including those in the giant mall.
The 36-year-old, from Sandown Road in Rugby, was rumbled when security guards saw him place a mobile phone on a bag and film beneath the skirts of women in Marks & Spencer in High Street.
He was later captured on CCTV doing the same thing in New Look.
He admitted two counts of outraging public decency – one relating to an offence in Rugby and the other in Birmingham.
Rachael Smith, prosecuting, told Birmingham Magistrates’ Court: “Police were called and the defendant was arrested. Officers carried out a search of his home and they discovered several discs containing upskirt material. The first disc had 148 videos, the second 29 and the third 208.
“The vast majority of the women filmed were between the ages of 16 and 30 but there were some with younger girls aged around 14 and 15.”
She said Talbot-Strettle admitted making the videos on trips to Birmingham, where he filmed women in shops including in the Bullring.
Chairman of the bench George Hidderley told Talbot-Strettle the charges were so serious the case would be sent to crown court for sentencing.
He told him: “We have heard all of the details of the case and the offences are so serious that our powers of punishment are insufficient. We have no alternative but to send your case to crown court for sentencing.
Talbot Strettle will appear for sentencing at Birmingham Crown Court on October 2. He was given unconditional bail and hid his face as he left the court building.