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Leicester mum in Primark breastfeeding row pleads guilty to intent to pervert the course of justice

a Primark security guard pulled her baby away from her while breastfeeding Credit: PA

A Leicester woman who falsely claimed a Primark security guard had pulled her baby away from her while she was breastfeeding has pleaded guilty to intent to pervert the course of justice.

Caroline Starmer posted on Facebook that the guard took nine-month-old daughter Paige from her at the store in Humberstone Gate in central Leicester in July.

The story was then widely reported in the media and in interviews she claimed a male security guard grabbed the child from her breast.

Appearing at Leicester Crown Court, Starmer, from Marshall Street in Woodgate admitted the charge.

Caroline Starmer leaves Leicester Crown Court, where she pleaded guilty to charge of intending to pervert the course of justice Credit: PA

"This is a very serious matter. The court will consider a custodial sentence."

– His Honour Judge Simon Hammond

She will be sentenced on December 3. Starmer declined to comment outside the court.

'Ethical' protest held outside Primark in Birmingham

A protest has taken place outside Primark in Birmingham, following the collapse of a clothes factory in Bangladesh which killed over 500 people.

Campaigner Mozmul Hussain says shoppers should pay more for their clothes to ensure safety standards in Bangladesh improve.

The collapsed building made clothes for Primark stores in the UK.

Primark has agreed to pay compesation to workers affected by the collapse of the building.

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Boy injured in Primark fall out of coma and "squeezing hands of mum and dad"

The six-year-old boy who fell 35 feet in a Primark shop in Nottingham has been woken out of his coma says his dad.

Ryan Hooley fell from the top of an escalator on Wednesday and suffered 5 fractures to his head before being put into an induced coma.

His dad Andrew said they are expecting him to be taken off of his ventilator by tomorrow.

Much to the relief of his parents, Andrew said he is responding well to treatment at Nottingham's Queens's Medical Centre and has his eyes open

"He has his eyes open and is squeezing the hands of his mum and me."

– Andrew Hooley

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First picture of boy injured in Primark

Ryan Hooley, 6, from Beeston, Nottingham fell from the first floor of Primark Credit: Family photo

A six-year-old boy is in an induced coma at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre after falling 35 feet from the top of an escalator onto the floor below.

Ryan Hooley from Beeston in Nottingham suffered 5 fractures to his skull after the accident at Nottingham's Primark store yesterday afternoon.

Boy in coma after Primark escalator fall

A six-year-old boy is in an induced coma at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre after falling 35 feet from the top of an escalator onto the floor below.

Ryan Hooley from Beeston in Nottingham suffered 5 fractures to his skull after the accident at Nottingham's Primark store yesterday afternoon.

Ryan was with his mother and brothers and sisters.

CCTV is being studied to try and find out exactly how the accident happened.

Birmingham City Council are also investigating. Ryan's mum and dad are by his bedside.

Ryan is a pupil at Beeston Fields Primary School.

Ryan's uncle Carl Leoni told Central News:

"We don't at this stage know exactly how the accident happened but Ryan's mum and dad are both in pieces. They were originally told by doctors to expect the worst. Ryan's condition is extremely serious and doctors have induced a coma. He's suffered five fractures to his skull. We are expecting to hear more in the next few hours"

– Ryan's Uncle Carl Leoni
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