24/09/2015 07:59 BST | Updated 24/09/2015 08:59 BST

Primark Breastfeeding Lie: Mother Admits Falsely Accusing Security Guard Of Assault

A mother who falsely claimed a Primark security guard tore her nursing baby away from her breast has pleaded guilty to a charge of intent to pervert the course of justice.

Caroline Starmer posted a complaint on Facebook in July in which she alleged a male staff member snatched her child from her at the Humberstone Gate store in Leicester.

In the post, she said: “I stood my ground and stated my rights, that I can legally feed where I want… Just for the security officer to physically remove my daughter from my breast and walk down the store with her, saying if I wanted my daughter, then I was to come and get her.”

Caroline Starmer admitted a charge of intent to pervert the course of justice at Leicester Crown Court

Primark denied the incident took place and passed CCTV to the police.

Leciestershire Police investigated her claims but she was charged with intent to pervert the course of justice.

The incident was alleged to have occurred at a branch of Primark in Leicester (file picture)

Starmer, 28, appeared at Leicester Crown Court on Thursday, where she was warned she could be jailed when sentenced in December.

Judge Simon Hammond said: “This is a very serious matter. The court will consider a custodial sentence.”


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