An electrical contractor has pleaded guilty after installing a camera in a female changing room at a police station.

Christopher Richardson-Blake, 32, fitted the camera after being tasked to carry out electrical work at Abingdon police station in Oxfordshire last September.

Thames Valley Police said he pleaded guilty at Oxford Magistrates' Court today to one count of voyeurism and one count of theft, in relation to a stolen laptop found at his property.

Superintendent Andy Boyd said: "This was a particularly brazen offence in which Christopher Richardson-Blake installed a camera in a female changing room.

"This demonstrated a complete lack of respect and a deliberate intrusion into their privacy.

"We are pleased Richardson-Blake took the decision to plead guilty today in the face of overwhelming evidence and so the victims of this offence are at least spared a trial."

Richardson-Blake, of Foxdown Terrace, Wellington, Somerset, will be sentenced on April 3, a police spokesman said.