Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Faulty Towers, or The Young Ones strike back

Scarborough bed-and-breakfast owner Paul Williams has been jailed for 18 weeks for spying on his guests through secret peepholes and making audio recordings of their most intimate moments.

Paul Williams, 60, watched three couple from holes which he had drilled in the doors of the rooms at his bed-and-breakfast in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

He was discovered when one of his victims, a 16-year-old student, spotted a poster placed over one of the holes begin to move. Her boyfriend investigated and found a hole which provided a view directly on to the bed. He then heard movement in the corridor outside and discovered Williams who was wearing just a dressing gown.

Audio recording equipment was then discovered at the Sandsea guest house. Guests were left feeling ''sick and horrified'' when they discovered what had happened.

Williams, of Devonshire Drive, Scarborough, pleaded guilty to charges of voyeurism and was sentenced at the town's magistrates' court today. (more)