Police arrest man suspected of taking pictures of girls in showers at Crook Log Leisure Centre

PUBLISHED: 17:34 25 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:27 26 July 2017




An angry parent posted reports of the incident on the centre’s Facebook page

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into reports of a man taking photos of girls in the showers of a Bexleyheath leisure centre.

Crook Log Leisure Centre in Brampton Road received a complaint from an angry parent who claimed the centre’s management hasn’t done anything about the report.

She said: “Shocked to find out that having reported to you that a man was taking photos of young girls in your communal shower area you didn’t even bother to report it to the police? What are your child safeguarding policies exactly?

“Manager couldn’t even find the time to speak to me today and I was just asked to email him?”

“Reported it to the police myself to hopefully catch this pervert and protect the children of Bexley.”

A spokesperson from Parkwood Community Leisure, who manage Crook Log centre, said: “We hope that you can appreciate we are unable to release any specific detail regarding this incident that may impact on the ongoing investigation.

“We are able to confirm that we are assisting the police with their enquiries. They have confirmed that we have dealt with the situation in an appropriate manner and they have also been complimentary in the way that it has been handled by Parkwood Community Leisure.

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the only parties that are aware of what actions have been undertaken are the Police and Parkwood Community Leisure but we have acted in accordance with our procedures.”

The Metropolitan Police have since confirmed that a man has been arrested.

A spokesperson from Bexley council, said: “We have been made aware of an incident that occurred at Crook Log Leisure Centre yesterday (24 July). The safety of customers is a priority for us.

“Parkwood Leisure Centre who manage the centre on our behalf have confirmed that the police were contacted and an arrest has since been made.

“We are unable to go into any specific detail as this is now an ongoing investigation and Parkwood are actively assisting the police with this.”

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