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Sports Direct: 'It beggars belief' says Iain Wright MP

A group of MPs claim to have found a recording device during private discussions after an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's warehouse on Monday 7th.

Iain Wright, Labour MP for Hartlepool, says he has written to the company's boss Mike Ashley to express his "disappointment and anger."

He said: "I think it's fair to say that the trust is dead between ourselves, Mike Ashley and Sports Direct."

Sports Direct bosses have insisted they had no knowledge of an undercover recording device.

Gateshead man jailed for filming up women's skirts

A man who filmed up women’s skirts has been sentenced after a police investigation uncovered hundreds of photos and videos.

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Keith Richardson of York Street, Gateshead, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and was sentenced on Wednesday 2nd November at Blackfriars Crown Court.

The British Transport Police were first alerted to Richardson’s behaviour when a member of the public witnessed him filming up a woman’s skirt on board a train from Sheffield to London St Pancras. Police were called to the scene and he was arrested.

Officers seized Richardson’s phone and conducted house searches where his computer and hard-drive were likewise seized. More than 280 separate videos of woman being filmed were identified. Each of these videos were viewed by officers who were able to identify 32 separate videos where he had covertly filmed up women’s skirts on public transport.

The videos date from August 2012. When Richardson returned from police bail he made a full admission and later pleaded guilty at court.

His sentencing is as follows:

  • Nine month prison sentence suspended for 24 months
  • 18 month community order
  • Curfew between 9pm and 7am and electronically monitored for two months
  • A Rehabilitation Activity Requirement for 30 days
  • Sexual harm prevention order implemented until further notice

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Sports Direct: 'The trust has gone' says Anna Turley MP

A group of MPs claim to have found a recording device during private discussions after an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's warehouse on Monday 7th.

Sports Direct bosses have insisted they had no knowledge of an undercover recording device.

Anna Turley, Labour MP for Redcar, described it as a "surreal end to the day" and that they were "in shock" after discovering the device.

She added: "That trust between us and the organisation has now gone."

Responding to the news that the company have denied any knowledge, Ms Turley said:

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Unite hold Dick Turpin style protest over working practices at Sports Direct

Unite union is holding a 'Dick Turpin' style protest in Chesterfield over work practices at retail giant Sports Direct.

BHS collapse: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley called before MPs

Newcastle United owner and businessman Mike Ashley has been called to answer questions by MPs investigating the collapse of BHS.

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According to ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills, the MPs want to find out why a rescue bid by his company Sports Direct failed.

At least 10 witnesses will be asked to appear on June 28 and 29 to answer MPs questions.

Ashley appeared before MPs earlier this week to answer questions about working practices at Sports Direct.

On Tuesday he said to the Business Select Committee that he '100%' wanted to buy BHS,which failed to find a buyer putting 550 employees at risk across its 11 North East stores.

Mr Ashley said 'I'm not a saint, but you could have made a success of that business.'

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