Primark breastfeeding mum admits fabricating security guard story

Primark breastfeeding mum admits fabricating security guard story

A WOMAN has admitted to falsely claiming that a Primark security guard took her baby from her while she was breastfeeding.

Caroline Starmer, 28, appeared at Leicester Crown Court, where she pleaded guilty to a charge of intent to pervert the course of justice.

Starmer, of Marshall Street, Leicester, had claimed her nine-month-old daughter was grabbed from her breast and that she was ordered to leave the store.

The judge warned her that she could be jailed when sentenced in December.

Starmer claimed on Facebook and then in the press that a security guard forcibly removed her baby from her whilst she was breastfeeding in the Humberstone Gate store in Leicester store on July 13.


Ms Starmer also made an allegation of assault to police. The story was widely reported in the media at the time.

Primark initially said it intended to investigate the allegation but after reviewing CCTV footage it denied the incident had taken place.

The case was adjourned until December 3 when she will be sentenced.