Myth-busting – Electrical Safety installations Act 202011:19 AM, 3rd August 2020
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A landlord addicted to porn secretly watched couples having sex with a spy camera secreted in an alarm clock on a bedside table in a holiday cottage bedroom.
A judge told Jonathan Waugh, 52, that he was disgusting and depraved, when jailing him for a year at York Crown Court.
Waugh admitted two charges of voyeurism at an earlier hearing.
He also asked the judge to consider six offences of installing recording devices and six of making illegal recordings.
The spy camera was found by a holidaymaker who examined the clock in the cottage at Whitby, North Yorkshire.
The clock disguised a camera and memory card.
Waugh told police he was addicted to porn and set up the camera to play back recordings of couples having sex while staying at his cottage. He also said he was under treatment for his addiction.
The court heard the equipment cost Waugh £600 and he made the sex recordings for 13 months before he was caught.
Landlord Colin Harrison must pay £3,462 for accepting false references from tenants following complaints of anti-social behaviour from neighbours.
Harrison, of Gipton, Leeds, was fined £1,000 with costs of £2447 at Leeds Magistrates Court after admitting six offences against selective house in multiple occupation (HMO) licensing rules in the Cross Green and East End area of the city.
Police were called to the HMO 17 times over poor behaviour by tenants. Leeds City Council asked for references for the tenant, but one referees denied writing the recommendation.
Landlord Jasbir Baryah has to pay £11,000 in fines and costs after letting an overcrowded HMO with tenants living in poor conditions.
Baryah, of Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, admitted breaching health rules.
Bristol Magistrates Court heard council inspectors found the house was filthy, lacked lighting and was unsafe.
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