Response to appearance of Caroline Starmer [for sentencing] at Leicester Crown Court, 3 December 2015
A Primark spokesman said:
“Primark notes today’s decision by the Crown Court in relation to Caroline Starmer, who pleaded guilty in September to charges of perverting the course of public justice.
The charges were laid in connection with an alleged incident at Primark's Leicester store on 13 July 2015. Caroline Starmer alleged to police and the press that she was breastfeeding her child in our store when a security guard told her she must cease and forcibly removed the child from her. This allegation was untrue.
The company wishes to thank its staff for their patience and understanding through this process.
We are pleased to have the opportunity to confirm that Primark will continue to work hard to ensure that all of our customers have a comfortable and enjoyable experience in our stores. This of course includes breastfeeding mothers, who remain welcome, as ever, at Primark.”