David Christison, Labour pervert who filmed men urinating in Centrale shopping centre, misses sentencing at Croydon Magistrates' Court to go on holiday to Turkey

Croydon Guardian: David Christison David Christison

A former Labour Party secretary who secretly filmed men urinating in shopping centre toilets missed his sentencing hearing to jet off on holiday to Turkey.

A judge at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning issued an arrest warrant for David Christison, who admitted videoing and photographing men at Centrale shopping centre for his sexual pleasure on at least 30 occasions.

Christison, a council candidate in Waddon at 2010 election, pleaded guilty to two counts of observing a person doing a private act in February. 

The 44-year-old, of Dunheved Road South, Thornton Heath, today failed to attend his sentencing hearing for the third time.

His skipped this morning's hearing because he was on holiday in Alanya, a popular Turkish beach resort.

Christison, who posted photos of the resort on his Facebook page this week, had written to the court to explain his absence.

Croydon Guardian:

Christison posted photos of his holiday on Facebook

But his excuse was dismissed as inadequate by a judge, who ordered Christison's arrest.

Christison was removed from his position as Labour ward secretary for West Thornton and suspended from the party in March after pleading guilty to the offences.

He was arrested in April 2013 after a member of the public reported him behaving suspiciously to a Centrale security guard.

Staff called the police, who inspected Christison's mobile phone and found a video of a man urinating in a urinal.

Officers who searched Christison's home found laptops with 29 similar videos dating back to 2011.

He will return to Croydon Magistrates' Court on March 20 for sentencing and was granted bail on the condition he does not use Centrale's public toilets.

 

 

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3:22pm Thu 1 May 14

bobbyse25 says...

This guy seems to have a total disregard for the law and in particular Croydon Magistrates Court. A previous hearing was adjourned because he supposedly had a heart attack, I find this a bit difficult to believe, because if I had suffered a recent heart attack, the last thing I would be doing is swanning off on holiday!! I hope the magistrates reflect this guys contempt for the law, when he eventually appears before them!
This guy seems to have a total disregard for the law and in particular Croydon Magistrates Court. A previous hearing was adjourned because he supposedly had a heart attack, I find this a bit difficult to believe, because if I had suffered a recent heart attack, the last thing I would be doing is swanning off on holiday!! I hope the magistrates reflect this guys contempt for the law, when he eventually appears before them! bobbyse25
  • Score: 9

6:16pm Thu 1 May 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Because of his total disregard of the Magistrates Court system, He should be arrested, without any further bail, then remanded in custody. His case should then be moved to a crown court for sentencing, not only for the original offence, but also for his blatant disregard of the court.. Of course there may be a delay until he can be fitted in a spare date in Crown Court, but I'm sure he will enjoy being "banged up".
Because of his total disregard of the Magistrates Court system, He should be arrested, without any further bail, then remanded in custody. His case should then be moved to a crown court for sentencing, not only for the original offence, but also for his blatant disregard of the court.. Of course there may be a delay until he can be fitted in a spare date in Crown Court, but I'm sure he will enjoy being "banged up". Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 7

7:05pm Thu 1 May 14

bobbyse25 says...

Hove Ex Pat. The offence he committed is known as a Summary Offence and will only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Even if he pleaded not guilty and requested a trial at the Crown Court, I think his application would be turned down. I think the magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest without bail, so once he sets foot on British soil, he would arrested and kept in custody and then presented before the magistrates and I am sure they will be pleased to see, that he has found time to face up to the consequences of his crimes.
Hove Ex Pat. The offence he committed is known as a Summary Offence and will only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Even if he pleaded not guilty and requested a trial at the Crown Court, I think his application would be turned down. I think the magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest without bail, so once he sets foot on British soil, he would arrested and kept in custody and then presented before the magistrates and I am sure they will be pleased to see, that he has found time to face up to the consequences of his crimes. bobbyse25
  • Score: 3

7:50am Fri 2 May 14

bobbyse25 says...

I read in the Croydon Advertiser last night, that this guy was not on holiday in Turkey, he was at home all the time, I don't understand this guy. When he is eventually sentenced, he will receive either a Community Order or a fine, or both and will not be sent to prison, unless the magistrates, who eventually deal with him, consider that his contempt for the court warrants a prison sentence, so why delay the inevitable.
I read in the Croydon Advertiser last night, that this guy was not on holiday in Turkey, he was at home all the time, I don't understand this guy. When he is eventually sentenced, he will receive either a Community Order or a fine, or both and will not be sent to prison, unless the magistrates, who eventually deal with him, consider that his contempt for the court warrants a prison sentence, so why delay the inevitable. bobbyse25
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Fri 2 May 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

bobbyse25 wrote:
Hove Ex Pat. The offence he committed is known as a Summary Offence and will only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Even if he pleaded not guilty and requested a trial at the Crown Court, I think his application would be turned down. I think the magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest without bail, so once he sets foot on British soil, he would arrested and kept in custody and then presented before the magistrates and I am sure they will be pleased to see, that he has found time to face up to the consequences of his crimes.
bobby, you are of course correct, but there's nothing wrong in wishing & hoping, is there? He has stuck two fingers up to the court, to the police, & to the community.
[quote][p][bold]bobbyse25[/bold] wrote: Hove Ex Pat. The offence he committed is known as a Summary Offence and will only be dealt with in the Magistrates Court. Even if he pleaded not guilty and requested a trial at the Crown Court, I think his application would be turned down. I think the magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest without bail, so once he sets foot on British soil, he would arrested and kept in custody and then presented before the magistrates and I am sure they will be pleased to see, that he has found time to face up to the consequences of his crimes.[/p][/quote]bobby, you are of course correct, but there's nothing wrong in wishing & hoping, is there? He has stuck two fingers up to the court, to the police, & to the community. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Fri 2 May 14

Dani78 says...

lets hope the courts show a hard line to this complete perverted weirdo.... do you expect anything else from a ex MP, they think they are a law above everyone else.. lets hope he gets a jail sentence fpr his lack of respect etc to our criminal justice services.. lets see what sentence is handed down to this tool.
lets hope the courts show a hard line to this complete perverted weirdo.... do you expect anything else from a ex MP, they think they are a law above everyone else.. lets hope he gets a jail sentence fpr his lack of respect etc to our criminal justice services.. lets see what sentence is handed down to this tool. Dani78
  • Score: 2

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