A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.
PC Swaleh Chaudhry, was caught when the victim spotted his phone being used to film her at the shopping centre in Wandsworth, south London.
Following his arrest detectives also found a number of child abuse images and extreme pornography in his home.
Appearing at Kingston Crown Court the 36-year-old was sentenced to ten months in prison suspended for 18 months. He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
Chaudhry had previously pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism; one count of possession of extreme pornography and three counts of making an indecent image of a child.
Victim screamed: ‘Are you recording me?’
Outlining the details of the case at an earlier plea hearing, prosecutor Suleman Hussain said: "A female complainant was in the fitting room trying on clothing and she stated she heard rustling in the fitting room next to hers.
“Under the benches was a gap in between the fitting rooms, she saw a black mobile phone with the camera facing her.
“She saw the camera appearing to follow her as she was moving, she began to scream ‘Are you recording me?’.
“There was a response from the cubicle next to hers, saying no. She came out and warned her boyfriend, and the defendant was then challenged.”
Chaudhry was suspended from the Met following his arrest and resigned before the sentencing hearing.
Met: His actions are against everything we stand for
A misconduct hearing held in May ruled that he would have been dismissed without notice had he not already left the force.
Commander Kyle Gordon, who leads the Met’s Taskforce, said: “Former Constable Chaudhry’s behaviour was repugnant. His actions go against everything we stand for.
"Holding the office of constable is a privilege and it comes with great responsibility. He showed himself to be totally unsuitable to hold this office and undeserving of the trust of the public, and it is right that he has resigned.
"He was investigated, charged and put before the courts by Metropolitan Police officers within 48 hours of the incident.
"I hope that this swift action demonstrates our absolute determination to root out those people in our organisation who let down the public and also let down the many thousands of hard working and dedicated officers with whom they serve."