June 2023

Former officer sentenced

A former British Transport Police officer has today (8 June) been jailed after he was convicted of a sexual offence in April.

Kieran Ball, 30, was found guilty of voyeurism at Leamington Crown Court on 6 April.

Today (30 June) the judge sentenced him to 12 months in prison. He was also ordered to sign the sex offenders register for ten years and issued with a restraining order preventing him from contacting the victim or going within 100 meters of her address.

On 10 June 2021, when Ball was a serving police officer, a woman went to have a shower at a home address when she noticed an iPad belonging to Ball propped up on the windowsill.

She saw the iPad had been set on record for nearly six minutes and had recorded a video of her undressing. The victim took a video of this recording on her mobile phone and reported the incident.

Following enquiries by Warwickshire Police, Ball’s mobile devices were seized and he was interviewed for the offence of voyeurism, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act (2003). As a result he was suspended from BTP immediately.  

Ball never accepted any wrongdoing and tried to claim in court he had been using the iPad to pleasure himself.

The jury found him guilty of the offence and he was formally dismissed from the force by the Chief Constable, following an accelerated misconduct hearing on 2 May.