YEP Says, May 7: Let’s find twisted voyeur before he can strike again

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WALKING through the city centre with their babies in a pram, shopping or on their way to the gym, women in Leeds are unsuspecting victims of an online pervert who is filming them and putting the clips on a website.

WALKING through the city centre with their babies in a pram, shopping or on their way to the gym, women in Leeds are unsuspecting victims of an online pervert who is filming them and putting the clips on a website.

And this isn’t just any website but porn site XHamster – where the weird videos are racking up a sizeable number of views.

Some of them are what is known as “up-skirt” shots which were filmed as the women used escalators in shopping centres.

One clip even features an older lady on a mobility scooter.

It’s terrible that women can’t walk the streets without worrying about being secretly filmed and their image being uploaded on the web. Especially when it’s for the grubby enjoyment who trawl the internet for such material.

While the content is not overtly sexual, it’s disconcerting for those who can’t help but wonder if they’re going to be the next to fall victim.

The internet and mobile phone technology have seen great advances but there will always be some who use it for the wrong reasons.

The message is that we all need to keep an eye out for this twisted voyeur – and report any suspicious activity to the police or store security guards so no more clips find their way to the web.

Time to make this a true cycle city

THE recent success of the Tour de Yorkshire, following hot on the heels of last year’s Grand Depart, has made Leeds the nation’s unofficial home of cycling.

But city cycling supremo Roger Harrington is exactly right when he says that more needs to be done to make it a safe place to cycle for those of us who will never get near a yellow jersey. As things stand, the roads are neither safe nor easy enough to navigate for those who want to get on their bikes to get fit or save cash.

The planned new cycleway will help, but the needs of cyclists must be built into every planning decision if Leeds is to become a true cycling city for all.

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