Falk­lands vet jailed over bath­room spy cam­era

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A PHYSIOTHERAPIST who set up a hid­den cam­era in a bath­room to spy on a fe­male stu­dent he was treat­ing has been jailed.

Tom Heel, 55, hid the recorder in a small box in his vic­tim’s house to film her go­ing to the toi­let, back in Novem­ber 2012.

The girl had pulled a mus­cle in her back and was be­ing treated by Heel when she found the cam­era in her bath­room.

She con­fronted Heel in his garage, where he smashed up his com­puter with a ham­mer, shout­ing it was “evil”.

Heel was jailed for eight months at Stafford Crown Court af­ter he ad­mit­ted two charges of voyeurism.

He said: “I gained sex­ual grat­i­fi­ca­tion when the im­age was ob­served on two oc­ca­sions.”

For­mer Falk­lands and Gulf War hero Heel, of Kin­ver, Staffs, was also or­dered to sign the Sex Of­fend­ers’ Reg­is­ter for 10 years.

Recorder Tracey Lloyd-Nes­ling said: “You have held some re­ally re­spon­si­ble po­si­tions.

“At the time you were un­der stress and suf­fer­ing from a de­pres­sive ill­ness. Only an im­me­di­ate cus­to­dial sen­tence is ap­pro­pri­ate.”

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