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The government should criminalise "upskirting" as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old. The practice of covertly photographing under the skirts iof women is not recognised as a specific offence. There have been just 11 charges related to upskirting since 2015, a Freedom of Information request found. But only 15 out of 44 police forces contacted held records and it is feared the number of offences is much higher. Currently police charge alleged "upskirters" with other offences. MP Maria Miller, who chairs the women and equalities select committee, said more must be done to stop the "horrific crime" of upskirting. She said: "Attempting... Full story

20 February