Swansea mum's LC leisure centre changing room 'pervert' fears
POLICE are investigating claims a mother and her 12-year-old daughter may have been spied on in changing cubicles at the LC by a man with a mirror.
Managers at the LC are working with police to investigate the alleged incident, which is said to have taken place in the swimming pool's changing area last Saturday.
They are also working with the mother to identify the individual claimed to have had the mirror.
The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, claimed she was in a cubicle with her daughter getting changed after a swim, when a man in the next cubicle dropped a small mirror on the floor between the two cubicles.
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She claims the man then dropped down to the floor, and appeared to attempt to look between the divide at mother and daughter.
She said: "It appeared totally blatant.
"We were both naked, and he was on his hands and knees.
"I whipped on some clothes and came out and got hold of staff, and in fairness they treated us well, but they had to follow procedures."
She said the man came out of his cubicle but then left.
"A manager spoke with me for more than an hour afterwards. I want to raise public awareness.
"I had to explain the situation to my daughter, and shouldn't have to. She was very confused and distressed."
LC managers said that as well as working with the mother to identify the individual, they had been talking with police about ways to improve visitor safety.
General Manager of the LC, Nic Beggs, said: "The incident was reported to staff on Saturday, who immediately reported it to the police.
"The mother has since spent some time with us viewing our CCTV footage from Saturday, and we are working closely with her and the police to resolve the issue.
"This is a very serious matter for us, and is unfortunately a challenge faced by all leisure facilities used by families.
"We are committed to working proactively with the police to ensure the safety and security of all our visitors.
"We are already in discussions with the police to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the issue to protect visitors to all leisure facilities, not just the LC. As an industry, we want to make it known that the safety and security of our visitors is paramount."
A police spokesman said: "Police can confirm that investigations are ongoing into a suspicious incident that occurred at the LC in Oystermouth Road, on Saturday, March 9. Inquiries are ongoing."