Monday 26 September 2016

Primark breastfeeding lies: Mother who falsely accused security guard of assault pleads guilty

Published 24/09/2015 | 13:29

Caroline Starmer leaves Leicester Crown Court : Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Caroline Starmer leaves Leicester Crown Court : Joe Giddens/PA Wire

AN ENGLISH woman who falsely claimed a Primark security guard pulled her baby away from her while breastfeeding has pleaded guilty to intent to pervert the course of justice.

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Caroline Starmer posted on Facebook that the guard took nine-month-old daughter Paige from her on July 13 at the store in Humberstone Gate in Leicester.

The story was then widely reported in the media and in interviews she claimed a male security guard grabbed the child from her breast.

Appearing at Leicester Crown Court, Starmer, of Marshall Street, Woodgate, Leicester, admitted the charge.

She will be sentenced on December 3.

His Honour Judge Simon Hammond told Starmer: "This is a very serious matter. The court will consider a custodial sentence."

Starmer declined to comment outside the court.

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