A Wimbledon police officer wept as he was sentenced today after admitting secretly filming hundreds of sexual encounters with prostitutes.

PC Irshad Kamal, who pleaded guilty to voyeurism weeks after being cleared of sexually assaulting prostitutes, was found to have a staggering 202 videos of himself with prostitutes on his iPhone, hard drive and computer.

February 3: Disgraced Wimbledon police officer Irshad Kamal admits secretly filming himself with prostitutes after being cleared of sexual assault

Wandsworth Times: Wimbledon Police station

Of these videos, it is believed that about 70 were made without the knowledge of the sex worker.

Barrister for the defence, Simon Pentol, told Southwark Crown Court today that PC Kamal, 47, would make an excuse for the sex worker to leave the room before setting his iPhone to record and hiding underneath a pile of his clothes.

In unusual scenes, Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith watched two of the videos on a private laptop before the court, in order to see the setting up of the camera.

He declined to retire to his chambers to watch the videos, describing himself as “distinctly uneasy” about such a possibility.

Judge Loraine-Smith, who remained passive throughout the video clips, described one as taking place in a hostel and the other clearly being in the sex worker’s bedroom.

He sentenced PC Kamal to a community order with a two year supervision requirement, as well as compulsory attendance at a community sex offender group programme for up to 100 days.

PC Kamal will have to sign the sex offenders register for five years, and his iPhone, hard drive and computer will all be destroyed.

Sentencing, Judge Loraine-Smith said: “I expect the fact it was being recorded was part of your enjoyment of the process, and you would watch it later.

“There’s no suggestion these films were seen by anyone other than you.”

Summaries of some of the 70 videos were read by the Judge, including one video where a female “reaches for the camera, asks the defendant to stop and the footage ends” and another where a woman “discovers the recording and the defendant denies it.”

PC Kamal, whose family were in court to hear his sentence, wept in the dock as his impending dismissal from the Metropolitan police was discussed.

A psychological report read out by the defence also suggested that his offending was linked to the “enormous stress” and “bullying” he suffered at the Metropolitan Police, as well as the result of post traumatic stress he suffered from following a car crash while on duty in 2009.

PC Kamal was originally arrested in November 2014 and charged with sexually assaulting and stalking a prostitute after she posted his details on an ‘Ugly Mugs’ website to warn other sex workers about his behaviour.

A jury found him not guilty of sexual assault on September 29 2015.

They were unable to agree on whether he had stalked the woman, but he was given a restraining order.

PC Kamal was charged with six counts of voyeurism by recording a person doing a private act just two weeks later on October 16.

He pleaded guilty to three of the voyeurism charges, alleged to have occurred between October 2009 and April 2014, at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, January 29.

The other three charges of voyeurism were left to lie on file.