A shift manager in his 30s has been sacked from the 3-star Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel, Darlington, County Durham after a young woman staying at the hotel in October complained that he had peered through the bathroom window of her ground-floor room as she stood there naked.

Sales representative and married mother of two Clare Day, 27, said that the manager, who had checked her in that day and had tried to start a conversation with her earlier that evening, had his face pressed against the window outside, leering at her until she screamed and covered up. Staff at the hotel advised her to lock her door and report the incident the next morning, which she did, jamming the wardrobe against the door for extra security. Police examined CCTV footage and cautioned the manager, who they said had no previous record, for voyeurism.

Ms Day, who said she felt “objectified” was given the night’s accommodation free. She told the press: “I want to expose what happened to make it clear that this is a sick and unacceptable abuse of power and I would urge any other victims of a similar crime to come forward”.

And probably not a good idea to stand naked in view of a ground floor window, without pulling the blinds or curtains, some might also say.

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