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Primark breastfeeding assault claim mum to face charges

2015-07-28 21:02:40

Caroline Starmer

A mother who claimed a security guard assaulted her while removing her breastfeeding baby from her in Primark has been summoned to appear at court.

Caroline Starmer, 28, of Leicester, will face a charge of intent to pervert the course of public justice.

She claimed the security guard told her she must stop breastfeeding and forcibly removed the baby from her at Primark's Leicester store on 13 July.

She is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court on 24 August.

Online warning

Ms Starmer had posted her allegations on a "Free to Feed" Facebook page.

She was also interviewed by a news agency and the allegations appeared in numerous national newspapers and on news websites.

Police have told people not to post anything online that might prejudice the court proceedings.

"Criminal proceedings have now commenced and the defendant has the right to a fair trial," a statement said.

"It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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