Ex-councillor charged with upskirting offence
By Rob Freeman | 5th June 2020
A former councillor has been charged with a sexual offence and will appear in court later this year.
Lee Hawthorne, 40, of Abbeydale, has been charged in relation to an incident of upskirting at TK Maxx in Northgate Street, Gloucester, last June.
He will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court on Thursday, September 3.
A joint statement issued by the CPS and Gloucestershire police said: "The CPS and Gloucestershire Constabulary take all allegations of upskirting seriously."
Hawthorne resigned as the councillor for Quedgeley Fieldcourt on Gloucester City Council in April.
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