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Sacked LNE executive spared jail

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3 January 2018

LIVE NATION Entertainment (LNE) vice-president of finance and strategic initiatives secretly filmed up women’s skirts on his commute to work, a court has heard.

Andrew Macrae used a camera pen attached to his laptop to collect images.

He was caught by an off-duty police officer who saw him acting strangely on London Underground.

When police searched Macrae’s home in Redhill, Surrey, they found 49,000 related images, dating between January 2013 and July 2017. They included pictures of women living nearby and footage of an LNE colleague, who had been filmed during a meeting.

Macrae, who was sacked from his £180,000 job in July, admitted to voyeurism and outraging public decency last year.

Sarah Elliot, defending, told Inner London Crown Court that Macrae had been to see a sex addition group and a psychiatrist, on 3 January.

“Live Nation strongly condemns Macrae’s acts and is outraged by his offensive and criminal behaviour which has no place at our company, city or the world at large,” says a LNE spokesman.

Macrae received a 20-month prison sentence suspended for two years and barred from owning any covert recording device and any device capable of storing images, unless it was made available to police on request for the next 10 years.

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