A WOMAN who shone torches into homes and pointed cameras through windows has been found guilty of harassment.

Judith Robinson, 63, from Harding Road, Chesham was found guilty of four counts of harassment and one of criminal damage at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 8.

Magistrates heard most of the offences took place over the past two years, mainly in the Harding Road area. CCTV footage helped secure her conviction.

Robinson stood outside windows of residential addresses and looked into their homes, shone torches inside and pointed a camera and video camera through the windows.

She used abusive language and behaviour, sent threatening letters and conducted a campaign of harassment.

Robinson also caused criminal damage to a car by scratching it.

Investigating officer, PC Phil Thomson from Chesham Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "I cannot stress what a challenging investigation this proved to be, trying to break the cycle of offending perpetrated by Robinson, who now has been convicted.

"I hope the conviction of Robinson sends out a message to the community that offences such as these will be taken seriously and will be fully investigated by the police."

Robinson was found guilty of harassment in relation to a 54-year-old woman between January 1, 2006 and August 4, 2013; harassment in relation to a 25-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman between February 19, 2012 and August 4, 2013; harassment in relation to a 25-year-old woman and 35-year-old man between April 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013; harassment in relation to a 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman between June 1, 2013 and August 16, 2013 and criminal damage to a car on July 20, 2013.

Robinson is due to be sentenced on August 13 at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court.