'No crime' found after concerns raised about CCTV in baby changing area

Earlier this week, a mum urged parents to 'boycott' toilets at the shopping centre in a post which was shared nearly 2,000 times.

‘No crime’ found after concerns raised about CCTV in baby changing area at Livingston Designer Outlet Google Maps

Police in West Lothian have established “no crime” after concerns were raised about CCTV cameras in a baby changing area at a shopping centre.

On Tuesday, a mum urged other parents to “boycott” toilets at Livingston Designer Outlet after she saw a CCTV camera in a baby changing facility.

In a post on Facebook shared nearly 2,000 times, Amy Mitchell posted a photo of a sign from the shopping centre advising that CCTV was in operation.

She raised issue with the camera and the notice with the centre’s deputy manager who advised that the camera faced the inside of the door to monitor people entering and leaving.

In the post, she wrote: “If you’re a parent, I’d boycott the toilets up beside Vue Cinema as they think it’s acceptable to stick CCTV in the BABY CHANGE. Spoke to the deputy manager who informed me they don’t face the toilets only the inside of the door to monitor who’s going in & out – if that’s the case put a camera outside the toilet?! Btw the CCTV notice isn’t even on the outside of the door, you’re only informed by this piece of paper once you’re actually in there. There’s no excuse to stick a camera in any toilet especially one where children are!”

Police who carried out enquiries into the incident found that the “cameras did not cover any private areas” and no crime was established.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Following recent concerns about CCTV cameras within the baby changing area at the Livingston Designer Outlet, officers carried out enquiries and found that the cameras did not cover any private areas. No crime has been established, and advice and assistance has been given.”

Livingston Designer Outlet has been contacted for comment.

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