Man questioned over upskirt photos at mall

CAROLINE KING
Last updated 18:55 14/12/2012

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LATEST: A man is being questioned over allegedly taking photos up women's skirts at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

A police spokesman said someone reported the man to police about 2.45pm today after seeing him "on his knees" trying to photograph up women's skirts at The Warehouse.

The man was being interviewed by officers, he said.

The incident follows the arrest last month of a Canterbury teacher who allegedly filmed an upskirt video at Westfield Riccarton.

The 56-year-old, who has been granted interim name suppression, has been charged with making an intimate visual recording.

The school has said it has yet to decide if the man will lose his job. 

Eastgate centre manager Joanna Hollander said incidents of this nature were "extremely rare".

She said the mall had a "dedicated security team" who liaised with police to ensure the safety of shoppers and retailers.

Hollander said if the man was convicted he would be trespassed from the mall for at least 24 months.

"People get trespassed from the mall for much less significant crimes ... If someone is caught shoplifting from the centre they are trespassed."

The Warehouse Eastgate declined to comment.

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