Mother summonsed to court to face charges relating to breastfeeding claims at Primark store

Primark at Humberstone Gate, Leicester.
Primark at Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

A woman who claimed a Primark security guard had forcibly removed her breastfeeding baby from her is to appear in court.

Caroline Starmer, 28, from Leicester, has been summonsed to appear in court to face a charge of intent to pervert the course of public justice.

It follows an allegation made in which she claimed that while in Primark in Humberstone Gate, Leicester, on Monday July 13, she was assaulted by a security guard while she was breastfeeding her child.

She will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Monday August 24.

Police are now warning people not to post anything online that could prejudice the court proceedings.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: “Criminal proceedings have now commenced and the defendant has the right to a fair trial.

“It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”