Woman charged after claiming child was grabbed while breastfeeding in Primark


A woman who claimed a Primark security guard grabbed her child from her while breastfeeding has been summoned to court.

Caroline Starmer, 28, of Leicester in England, has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

She made the allegation – which Primark denied – after a visit to a store in Leicester on July 13.

Starmer will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday August 24.

In a statement, Primary said: “Mrs Starmer alleged to police and the press that she was breastfeeding her child in our store when a security guard told her she must cease and forcibly removed the child from her.

“Primark has cooperated fully with police investigators, and will not be commenting further on the ongoing proceedings against Mrs Starmer.

“Primark will continue to work hard to ensure that all of our customers have a comfortable and enjoyable experience in our stores. This of course includes breastfeeding mothers, who remain welcome, as ever, at Primark.”

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