Government rules out 'upskirting' law for England and Wales

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said no new law was required to enable prosecutions

The government has ruled out creating a new law banning “upskirting”, despite calls for more protection for victims.

The Ministry of Justice said there was no need for a change in the law to make it a specific offence to take intimate pictures underneath a victim’s clothes in England and Wales. Taking “upskirting” or “downblousing” images is already illegal in Scotland.

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