Security man arrested after ‘using Blackburn Rovers camera to spy on 12-year-old girl in her bedroom’
A man has been arrested after allegedly using Blackburn Rovers1 stadium security cameras to spy on a 12-year-old girl in her bedroom. The girl’s father said he contacted police after spotting a camera on a 30ft pole directed at their house near the football stadium in Blackburn, Lancashire. He said his daughter has been left deeply shaken by the incident and now hides in a corner so she cannot be seen,
He said: My daughter was sat in the corner the other night and when I asked what she was doing she said it was so He couldn t see her.”
Ewood Park, Blackburn Rover’s home ground (Image: Getty Images Europe) The girl’s father said he contacted police after spotting a camera on a 30ft pole directed at their house (file pic) (Image: EyeEm)
The unnamed dad said he spotted the camera’s ‘unusual positioning’ when he was drawing the curtains one night. He added: I thought it was weird.
A few days later I checked and it was in the same position . It really worried me.
He said he wants answers and to know whether there were any checks done on the alleged offenders’ background before he was employed.
Lancashire Police said a 54-year-old man from Accrington was arrested and released pending further inquiries (file pic) (Image: The Image Bank)
Lancashire Police said a 54-year-old man from Accrington was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A Blackburn Rovers spokesman said: “The club is aware of an incident involving the employee of an external contractor.
“The matter is currently subject to a police investigation and therefore we are unable to comment further at this time.”
Mouth of the Tyne Festival kicks off tonight at Tynemouth Priory and security measures will be in place.
Security measures are the same as in previous years at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival2 and organisers say they hope they won t be too obvious, as has been the case in previous years. No glass is allowed at the Priory concerts and the security team will be doing bag searches and so are asking ticketholders to have a little extra patience while these are carried out.
Mouth Of The Tyne Festival.
To be honest, the public won t see or be aware of most of our security measures as they re designed not to be too obvious, but we ve got a range of things in place to keep people safe, said a North Tyneside Council3 spokesman.
The police have been an integral part of the event since 2005 so they ll be present as always.
As well as Elbow tonight, the Tynemouth Priory events also sees Laura Marling, with King Creosote and Karen Elson on Friday, Tom Odell with Cattle and Cane on Saturday and Billy Ocean with Roachford, Jake Houlsby, Transfigure and Beccy Owen on Sunday.
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