A MAN from Great Sankey has been arrested after he allegedly filmed under the skirts of two women in a bar.

The 24-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism and possession of a controlled class A drug, cocaine.

He was detained by Merseyside Police last Saturday in Liverpool at around midnight.

This was after officers received reports of a man using a mobile phone to film under the skirts of two women in a bar in the Ropewalks area.

One of the woman grabbed the phone and deleted the video and security at the venue detained the suspect and alerted passing police patrols.

Officers arrested the man and seized his phone. They also found a quantity of white powder, suspected to be cocaine.

He has since been bailed with strict conditions not to enter Liverpool city centre.

Inspector Jack Woodward: “Everyone has the right to go out of an evening in Liverpool and enjoy themselves without fear of being targeted in this way.

“Our officers, who were proactively policing the city centre, acted promptly to arrest a suspect and our investigation into this incident continues.

“Liverpool remains one of the safest cities in the UK to enjoy a night-out and as a result is awarded Purple Flag status every year, and we want visitors and residents in the city centre to feel safe at all times.

“We have a range of measures in place to protect the public, including a proactive policing operation with plain clothed and uniformed officers tasked with people displaying signs of predatory behaviour, and to disrupt those who present a potential risk.

Officers are also asked to be aware of anyone who may be vulnerable and to ensure any safeguarding concerns are addressed.”

Insp Woodward added: “We work closely with licensed premises and taxi drivers whose unique positions enable them to provide very useful observations.

“Bar staff are also trained to spot the signs of predatory behaviour and safeguard people affected. We also work closely with partners including local authorities, universities, public health and support services to maintain an environment in Liverpool where people can go out and return home having had a wonderful night without incident.

“If you have any additional information which may assist our enquiries, you are being harassed during a night out, or you want to report any other form of offence, you can call 101 or DM @MerPolCC. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.”