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Last Updated: Friday, 27 May, 2005, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
Four in court on voyeurism charge
Four council workers from Merseyside who allegedly used CCTV cameras as a "peeping Tom" tool have appeared in court charged with voyeurism.

They appeared before South Sefton magistrates charged with voyeurism and misconduct in public office.

The four are Kevin Judge, 42, of Waterloo; Vincent David Broderick, 52, of Sefton; David Welsh, 40, of Anfield; and Mark Summerton, 37, of Kirkdale.

The men, who worked for Sefton Council, were arrested in November last year.

Preliminary hearing

It followed allegations that they had used street CCTV cameras to spy on a woman in her home.

Mr Summerton, of Humber Close, and Mr Broderick, of Waterside, were also charged on Friday with attempted voyeurism.

None of the four entered pleas but solicitors for all the men indicated they would deny the offences.

The case was adjourned for a preliminary hearing at Liverpool Crown Court on 14 June.

They were all given unconditional bail.

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