Officer who caught camera pervert hailed

PCSO Rose Paton gets the Chief Constable's commendation - pictured in Market Square, Aylesbury
PCSO Rose Paton gets the Chief Constable's commendation - pictured in Market Square, Aylesbury
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A PCSO who helped catch a pervert who had been taking upskirt photos of young women has picked up a top award.

Rose Paton was on duty in Cambridge Street last year when a trio of youngsters came running toward her, pointing at a man ahead of them.

Although she did not at first know what he had done, she stopped him and questioned the girls.

It emerged that 36 year old Nicholas Vane was carrying a camera with more than 1,000 upskirt photos of women.

The PCSO said: “I couldn’t believe how many photos he had, I thought it was disgusting.

“He was acting very shifty, and when I turned my back, he threw his camera underneath a car.

“It’s one of those jobs where you never know what’s going to happen each day, this was certainly one of the more exciting things I’ve dealt with.”

She was presented with her certificate at a special ceremony in Oxfordshire.

“It was a very proud moment for me,” she said.

Vane was later charged with outraging public decency in November.