A Hackney man is serving three months in prison after he was caught filming up women’s skirts at Stratford Tube station.
Zeynel Uclay, 46, of Morning Lane, was found guilty of two counts of outraging public decency, after carrying out his perverted filming while on the station’s escalators.
He followed his first victim up the escalator as she made her way to Westfield Stratford City on Friday, June 13, 2014.
The court heard the woman felt something touching her thigh and as she turned to confront Uclay, he walked past her and she spotted his phone had the video function enabled.
In a second incident on Monday, August 11, also in 2014, a woman on her way to Westfield noticed a man watching two teenage girls.
She watched as he gestured for them to walk ahead of him on the escalator, before he bent down to position his phone under one of the girls’ skirts.
After the woman alerted two nearby British Transport Police PCSOs, Uclay was arrested.
Speaking after sentencing, Detective Constable Gareth Jones said: “Unwanted sexual behaviour will not be tolerated anywhere on the rail network.
“We are working hard with our partners at TfL on our Report It To Stop It campaign which encourages people to report incidents such as this via our 61016 text number.
“We take every report seriously, and will pursue offenders to ensure they are brought before the courts.”
At Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 8, Uclay was sentenced to three months for each sentence, to be served concurrently.
He was also ordered to pay £620 costs, an £80 victim surcharge and forbidden from carrying any device that captures images or film for two years.