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Sports Direct denies knowledge of 'recording device'

Sports Direct bosses have insisted they had no knowledge of an undercover recording device which a group of MPs said they found during an unannounced visit to the firm's Derbyshire warehouse.

Members of the Commons Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said they discovered the miniature camera during what was supposed to be a private discussion.

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MPs claim private Sports Direct meeting was 'bugged'

The alleged recording device Credit: Anna Turley MP/Twitter

A group of MPs claim to have found a recording device during private discussions after an unannounced visit to Sports Direct's controversial warehouse in Derbyshire.

They had travelled to Shirebrook for an on-the-spot inspection on Monday afternoon and were taken on a three-hour tour of the premises. Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, claims to have seen a member of staff planting a recording device in the room where the MPs had gathered for lunch.

A lady came in with some sandwiches, which was very kind. I saw her take too long to do it, she put it down and I saw her put a recording device on the floor.

She left the room and I went over to pick up the device and there it was: a camera and a recording device for the conversation that we were having privately.

– Anna Turley MP

We have contacted Sports Direct but have not yet received a response.

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