Voyeurism trial told of faults with CCTV at Antrim Road PSNI station
A jury in the case of a man charged with voyeurism has been told that a fault in a CCTV monitoring room at a north Belfast police station may have been present back when the system was first installed.
The suggestion was made during the second day of the trial of 50-year old Ciaran McCleave, who is facing eight charges dating back to November 2012, when he was employed as a civilian CCTV operator at Antrim Road PSNI station.
McCleave, from Collinward Gardens in Newtownabbey, is accused of training a CCTV camera into the living room of an apartment occupied by a woman in her 20s, who lived within the scope of the camera used to monitor the Whitewell Road/Shore Road junction in north Belfast.
It's the Crown's case that McCleave directed the camera into the women's living room for around 20 minutes on the afternoon of November 12, 2012 for his sexual gratification.
A colleague who had reported McCleave admitted that there were system faults on a somewhat daily basis.