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Ipswich: Voyeur Neil Elliston banned from swimming pools after secretly filming women in Crown Pools changing cubicles

11:25 15 May 2014

Crown Pools, Ipswich.

Crown Pools, Ipswich.

A voyeur caught filming women in the changing cubicles at Crown Pools in Ipswich has been barred from swimming pools for two years.

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A voyeur caught filming women in the changing cubicles at Crown Pools in Ipswich has been barred from swimming pools for two years.

Neil Elliston, of Hurricane Place, Ipswich, concealed a mobile phone in a towel in an attempt to video women undressing on three occasions.

Elliston pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism when he appeared before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court.

The case was adjourned for sentencing while a probation report could be compiled.

When the 43-year-old returned to be sentenced by the court he was given a two-year community order.

As part of the order he was prohibited from attending any public or private swimming pool.

In addition he must also sign the sex offenders’ register for five years.

All three incidents occurred at Crown Pools in June last year over a period of less than a week.

Elliston was said to have used the camera on his mobile phone in an effort to take video clips of women in the next cubicle.

Various clips were found on his phone after he was arrested.

One of Elliston’s victims noticed the phone had been set up under the partition while she was getting changed.

The camera had been in a scrunched up red/burgundy 
towel which had been pushed partly under the cubicle she was using.

Originally it was reported to police that having noticed the camera she looked under the partition to see a man on his hands and knees.

Elliston is said to have told police he was worried about people looking at him and he left the camera running to catch anyone trying to do so.

As well as his community 
order and his ban from swimming pools, Elliston was ordered to 
pay £85 towards prosecution costs and a further £60 to the victims’ fund.

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5 comments

  • Thanks Sarky; I know there are very many people who feel as I do about law and order AND about the VERY unreasonable censorship of our local papers. Unfortunately at the moment we cannot unite because censorship undermines sharing our views. I think many simply have given up and feel writing their honest and legal opinions to these comment pages is a waste of time; but I will give up only when either I die or the papers change their attitude or they go bust.

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    Johnthebap

    Friday, May 16, 2014

  • "corporal punishment and capital punishment" doesn't fit in with the editors point of view !! Keep trying though - sometimes we can be heard even if it's only for a few hours till the censor steps in. There's plenty of us out here in agreement and they cant ban that !!

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    Sarky Sage

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Why (on another article) did you ban this free-speech? A web comment you posted has been rejected by a site moderator. Article Name: Ipswich: Man to serve four years in prison for raping 17-year-old girl Comment: Crime will continue at unacceptable levels because punishments are not severe enough. Bring back corporal punishment and capital punishment. Reason: - other

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    Johnthebap

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • He probably was

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    TrollFace

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Why is this pervert not banned from pools for LIFE??

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    blue&white

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

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