CCTV: Photographer suspected of taking picture up woman’s skirt in Manchester caught on camera

By Marios Papaloizou

A man wanted on suspicion of taking a photograph up a woman’s skirt during a shopping trip to Manchester’s Arndale Centre, has been caught on CCTV.

A 31-year-old woman was in the Home Sense store on Saturday July 20 when she felt something brush against the inside of her leg.

As she turned around she was shocked to see a man trying to take a picture up her skirt.

The woman shouted at the man who apologised before running off towards TK Maxx.

Detective Constable Dave Gager said: “This woman was absolutely shocked and appalled to be confronted by a man attempting to take an indecent image of her while she was out shopping.

“It is not the sort of thing anyone would expect to happen while simply out shopping and understandably she is both angry and upset this man would try and commit such a brazen and callous act.”

Police captured the man’s image on CCTV and have now released the picture in the hope that someone recognizes him and comes forward.

The man is black, 6ft 2in tall, of a stocky build with shaved hair.

He was wearing sunglasses on top of his head, a blue shirt, black trousers and brown shoes. It is also believed he was carrying a WH Smith carrier bag.

“For the victim’s peace of mind, we need to find this man so if you do recognize him, or perhaps witnessed what happened and have information, we really need to speak to you,” DC Gager said.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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