THE youngest victim of 'upskirting' in Dorset was aged between 10 and 18, police say.

Three people from the county – two aged between 19 and 25 – have gone to police in the six months since the creation of the new law.

The first figures on the impact of the Voyeurism (Offences) Act show that almost one victim a day has contacted police in England and Wales since its introduction in April 2019.

Data obtained under Freedom of Information laws from 35 police forces found there had been 153 incidents reported to them in the 182 days since the law was created.

This was up from 94 incidents among 25 constabularies with available data during 2018, the year before the ban was introduced, and up from 78 reports over the two-year period from April 2015 to April 2017.

Campaigners previously complained that the lack of a specific upskirting law meant police were unsure how to deal with allegations, and therefore many crimes went unreported.

New data shows the vast majority of incidents between April and October 2019 took place in schools, shopping centres and other public places.