Former chef at Belsize Park restaurant accused of setting up camera in women’s toilets

Arulshandh Balendran denied a charge of voyeurism at Highbury Magistrates' Court today. Picture: Cen

Arulshandh Balendran denied a charge of voyeurism at Highbury Magistrates' Court today. Picture: Central - Credit: CENTRAL NEWS

A former chef at tapas bar Jamon Jamon has been accused of setting up a phone camera to film women relieving themselves in the restaurant’s ladies’ toilet.

Arulshandh Balendran, 30, is alleged to have strategically placed his mobile phone on a pipe in the toilets of the eatery in Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park.

The court heard how the phone was only spotted when a woman, who cannot legally be named, went to the toilet and looked up after a piece of toilet paper fell from the ceiling.

Appearing at Highbury Magistrates’ Court today with a Tamil interpreter, Mr Balendran pleaded not guilty to a charge of voyeurism.

The incident is alleged to have taken place on May 31.


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Mr Balendran, Broadway, Ealing, was released on conditional bail, banning him from entering Jamon Jamon and contacting the complainant.

He is due to stand trial on February 16.

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