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Armagh man fined for voyeurism in shopping centre

A 30-year-old Armagh mushroom picker has been fined for an act of voyeurism at a Newry shopping centre.

Enyo Enev, from Newtownhamilton, pleaded guilty to recording a mother and her daughter in the female toilets of Buttercrane shopping centre on February 26.

The court heard that the defendant had followed the women into the toilets and recorded them separately on his phone in cubicles either side of him.

Members of the security team of the shopping centre detained the accused after concerns were raised.

“The females stated that they saw the camera rolling and were in fear that the images would be sent to someone else,” the court was told.

During police interview, Enev admitted to being in the women’s toilets, but denied recording the women or getting any sexual gratification from an act of voyeurism.

Defence said that his client had recently become a father himself three weeks before the offences.

“He says he has no idea what came over him,” said his barrister.

“He followed the women into the toilets.

“He was in a cubicle with the women either side of him.

“He placed the phone under the cubicles.

“He is utterly ashamed of himself."

Enev as fined a total of £500 and an offender’s levy.

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