The government has announced the creation of a breastfeeding voyeurism offence under new measures “targeted directly at keeping women and girls safer” to be introduced through the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

The proposed changes to the law will make taking photographs or video recordings of a person who is breastfeeding, or operating equipment with the intention of enabling another person to observe a person who is breastfeeding, a specific offence, punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment.

The offence will be committed in situations where the photograph or recording is taken without consent, with the motive of obtaining sexual gratificat...

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