Indian origin 'peeping Tom' banned from all McDonald outlets in UK
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An Indian-origin man in Britain has become the first person to have been banned from all 1,200 McDonald's outlets in England and Wales after being caught spying on two women in the restaurant's toilets.
Thirty-two-year-old Sukhbir Singh sneaked into the ladies' toilets at a branch of the fast food giant in Birmingham city centre where he hid in the cubicles and watched the women in February this year.
Magistrates were told he was caught after being disturbed by a customer who then alerted staff, the 'Daily Mail' reported.
Singh fled but CCTV operators tracked him from the restaurant and his image was passed to police officers.
Police arrested Singh, from Handsworth, Birmingham, ten days later after he was recognised at junction 7 of the M6 motorway.
Singh was also charged with another offence in the restaurant chain against another victim on February 3.
He was handed an anti-social behaviour order banning him from women's changing rooms, toilets and all 1,200 McDonald's branches in England and Wales.
Singh denied the charges but was found guilty of secretly "observing another person doing a private act for sexual gratification" after a trial at Birmingham Magistrates Court on July 20.
It is the first time a Peeping Tom has been banned from the fast food chain after committing a sexual offence on the premises.
He was also given a six-month conditional discharge and handed a 12-month community order.
Singh was also ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work and pay 50 pounds compensation to each victim and a further 620 pounds in court costs.
A photograph and list of his offences will be distributed to McDonald's branches and staff will receive training to recognise him should if he breaches the order.
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