'Put Them Away' Breastfeeding Mum: 'CCTV Footage Does Not Match Claims'

12/08/2010 12:25 | Updated 22 May 2015

Claims by Lauren McKenna, 22, that she was told to 'put them away' by a bus driver as she breastfed her six-week-old son have been called into question.

Stagecoach, the company who run the Manchester based bus service which Lauren and her son D'Marion were travelling on, has said that CCTV footage suggests there was no dialogue between Ms McKenna and the driver of the vehicle.

In a statement, a spokesperson said: 'We have now carried out a thorough review of CCTV footage from our buses based on the information provided to us by the mother concerned, and have also spoken to regular passengers on the route to try and obtain more details about the circumstances involved in this case.

'While we have identified the customer boarding the service as described, the voice-enabled CCTV footage quite clearly shows that there was no dialogue between the mother and the driver at any point during the journey regarding her decision to breastfeed her baby on board the service.

'The footage simply does not match the events described by the customer.

'Our position on this issue remains very clear - we are more than happy for mothers to breastfeed their babies on board our bus services.'

Earlier this year another young mother, Amy Wootten, 25, of Bristol, claimed she had been ordered off a bus and forced to walk home in the rain for feeding her daughter Emily on-board. CCTV tapes later revealed her claims were without foundation.

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