Coventry & Warwickshire

TV garden expert Steve Brookes charged with voyeurism

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Image caption The website of Steve Brookes says he has worked for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4

A former BBC gardening expert has been charged with voyeurism.

Steve Brookes, 55, who has broadcast for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, has been charged with seven counts of observing a person doing a private act.

Mr Brookes, who contributed gardening tips to a BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire programme, is due before Leamington magistrates in January.

Police said it follows reports of incidents between November 2015 and September 2016.

The website of Mr Brookes, of Loxley Road in Stratford upon Avon, states he has broadcast for several years, from Chelsea Flower Show and BBC Gardeners' World Live.

He was a presenter of ITV's Gardening Time and won a coveted Royal Television Society Award for his Channel 4 series Growing Plants.

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