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Woman 'upset after CCTV spying'
A woman who was filmed naked in her home by CCTV operators felt "upset and angry" by the intrusion, a court heard.

The 25-year-old, described by the prosecution as "pretty", was filmed by a street safety camera at her flat in Sefton, Merseyside, in November 2004.

In a statement heard by the jury at Liverpool Crown Court, the woman said her privacy had been taken away.

Kevin Judge, 42, of Crosby, Merseyside, and David Welsh, 41, of Anfield, Liverpool deny charges of voyeurism.

I feel my privacy has been taken away and that someone has been inside my flat without my permission
The pair worked in a CCTV control centre for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Mr Judge has admitted misconduct in public office but denies voyeurism on the grounds he did not point the camera or view the images for sexual gratification.

Mr Welsh also denies misconduct in public office. He claims he never saw any improper image because he was busy with other duties.

In her statement, the woman explained that on 12 November she had returned from work, been visited by her boyfriend and undressed for a bath.

Previous admissions

"I was contacted by Merseyside Police and I was informed that the CCTV camera outside my flat had been used to view incidents inside.

"The next day I was shown a CD of the recordings taken by staff at Sefton Council.

"I didn't give anybody any permission to watch me and I feel very upset and angry.

"I feel my privacy has been taken away and that someone has been inside my flat without my permission."

Two other men have admitted offences relating to the investigation.

One man has admitted voyeurism and another misconduct in public office.

The trial continues.

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