A MAN who put up cameras in toilets at work so he could spy on his female colleagues has been jailed for ten months.

Jonathon Canavon, of Chestnut Avenue, Grays, purchased one camera, disguised as an air fresher, on a company credit car and placed it in the women’s cubicle at the BP oil refinery on the Isle of Grain, where he worked.

He also bought two more cameras as part of an £7,500 spending spree on the company card between October 2012 and May 2013, which included the purchase of “extras” at seedy strip clubs in Essex and Kent.

The 32-year-old, who unsuccessfully stood to be a councillor for Labour in East Tilbury in 2004, pleaded guilty to one count of voyeurism and 19 counts of theft by employee at Medway Magistrate’s court in January.

Canavon had earned the trust of female colleagues at the BP plant where he was a supervisor but in a sick twist, he betrayed them by placing the spy device in their toilets.

The court heard his actions were discovered by one woman who spotted the freshener on a pipe while she was in the toilet and saw a blue light flashing.

She picked it up and found the camera inside.

He was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday and placed on the sex offenders register for 10 years.