police officer has been convicted of taking pictures of a naked woman in the shower by pointing his phone camera over a bathroom door.

DS Benjamin McNish, 30, from Benfleet in Essex, used his iPhone to take pictures of the woman at a flat in Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, during the morning on February 18, 2019.

He was staying in police accommodation while on a course along with two other Metropolitan Police officers.

The female victim noticed a phone with the camera pointing into the bathroom at the top of the door before it disappeared.

When she looked back, the phone was there again and she became concerned that someone was taking pictures or filming her wash.

She grabbed a towel and rushed out of the bathroom to confront McNish, who had worked in investigating child abuse and community support, who admitted taking pictures of her.

He told her: “Yeah, I was [taking pictures] but I’ve deleted them.”

Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, which concluded on Thursday, McNish was found guilty of voyeurism.

The victim was not previously known to him and McNish had tried to claim that he had been using his phone to look for his razor by the sink.

She met him and the third police officer staying at the flat the evening before when she arrived at the house.

Andrew Levin, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Benjamin McNish was a serving policeman who observed a woman showering without her consent for his own sexual gratification.

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