A STUDENT nurse took more than 50 photographs up women’s skirts with his mobile phone, a court heard.

Adil Vasaya was only caught when confronted by a woman in a supermarket changing room as he tried to take a photograph under the cubicle door.

Vasaya, aged 28, of Chatham Gardens, Deane, pleaded guilty to two charges of voyeurism and one of outraging public decency.

William Donnelly, prosecuting, told Bolton Crown Court that Vasaya’s offences came to light when he was arrested at the Asda store at Burnden Park on June 20.

A woman was changing in a cubicle when she heard a noise and saw a mobile phone being placed under the door.

She confronted him and police were called.

When interviewed, Vasaya told officers he had a pen drive at the home he shared with his parents.

When it was examined, it contained 57 more images taken up women’s skirts.

Most were taken in public places, in the street or going up stairs and the women and locations could not be identified.

But two of the pictures were found to have been taken at the care home in Harwood where Vasaya worked part time while studying to be a nurse.

One was taken of a co-worker at the home — which was not named to protect her identity—and was a shot taken up her skirt while she was standing at a filing cabinet.

The other was of a hairdresser who was visiting a resident at the care home.

Mr Donnelly said that none of the residents were targeted by Vasaya and he had not shared the images with anyone else or posted them on the internet Alexander Langhorn, defending, told the court that since the offences came to light, Vasaya has been asked to leave his university course and will now never work in the care sector.

Judge Stephen Everett sentenced Vasaya to a three-year community order and complete a sex offenders programme. Vasaya was also ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work and be placed on the sex offenders’ register for five years.