October 2018

53-year-old filmed his victim for his own sexual gratification

A sex offender has been given a suspended sentence after he filmed someone using the toilet for his own gratification.

Andrew Mark Wakefield, of Silverdale Street, pleaded guilty to recording someone in a private place with the intention of watching it for sexual gratification in Barrow on April 24.

Preston Crown Court heard yesterday (Monday) how the 53-year-old had filmed an individual while they were using the toilet.

Wakefield was given a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, along with a curfew for two months requiring him to remain indoors between the hours of 9.30pm and 6.30am.

He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for five years.