Spy Equipment In Leeds
A man has now been jailed for using spy equipment in Leeds to secretly film up women’s skirts in a crowded city centre bar. David Billsberry, aged 61, confessed to security staff that he had a fetish and had carried out the indecent behaviour.
Billsberry works in the film industry and was accused of spending five hours in the venue filming six women before being caught. He was reported as acting very suspiciously and holding a device in his hand. This device turned out to be hidden spy cameras wrapped in duct tape.
The prosecutor stated: “He was holding it at the height of his own knees. It was obvious to the staff that he was holding it in such a position to be able to take pictures up ladies’ skirts and dresses. He was asked to leave and security staff called the police. He said he had a fetish and everybody had needs. When police arrived he admitted being in the bar for five hours and taking six pictures. He said it wasn’t sexual but rather mischievous.”
Billsberry pleaded guilty to outraging public decency and has previous convictions for voyeurism from back in 2004, where he installed camera equipment in a disused fireplace and recorded a housemate changing her clothes. He also admitted two offences of failing to surrender to custody, when he twice failed to appear at Leeds Crown Court on the outraging decency charge.
The Judge jailed Billsberry for eight days for the failing to surrender to custody offences and he will be sentenced for outraging public decency and faces being made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order upon his release from custody.