LC boss 'disappointed' over sex assault probe
A BOSS at Swansea's LC said he was disappointed nobody had been arrested after three girls were allegedly sexually assaulted in the venue on the same day.
South Wales Police have ended their search after what they described as an extensive investigation.
The popular venue was closed for a time on August 21 this year after three girls — aged eight, nine and 15 — were reportedly targeted by a man in the water park.
It was a very busy day at the Oystermouth Road attraction and police, after searching the LC, focused their inquiries on a suspect described as tanned with collar-length brown hair, unshaven, and wearing black or blue knee-length board shorts.
But no culprit has been identified and the police have now "finalised" the matter. Recent months have seen a number of security upgrades at the LC in a bid to increase customer safety.
The centre's general manager Nic Beggs said: "We have been working closely with the police since this incident took place and we are clearly disappointed no-one has been apprehended.
"We take a zero tolerance approach to inappropriate behaviour and have made a number of improvements in recent months to increase customer safety.
"We have continued to work very closely with the protection team at South Wales Police and we have taken on board all of their recommendations and implemented their suggestions."
The enhanced security measures at the leisure centre include the installation of extra CCTV and signs, and additional training for lifeguards and managers.
Mr Beggs added: "The police protection team now view the LC as one of the safest places for the public to visit because of the extra measures, policies and procedures that are now in place."
In July this year the venue was named the Most Visited Paid for Attraction in Wales for the fifth year in a row by Visit Wales.
A South Wales Police spokesman said: "Despite an extensive investigation into allegations of indecent behaviour at the LC in Swansea in August, no culprit has been identified and in the absence of any new information the matter has been finalised."