Mother who lied about Primark security guard avoids jail 'by a whisker'


A mother has avoided jail after lying about a Primark security guard taking her baby from her while she was breastfeeding.

Caroline Starmer, 28, posted on Facebook that the guard took her nine-month-old daughter from her on July 13 at the store in Humberstone Gate, Leicester.

After the shop checked its CCTV and found no such incident took place, Starmer was charged with perverting the course of justice.

Sentencing her to eight months in prison suspended for two years, Judge Simon Hammond told Leicester Crown Court she had avoided jail "by a whisker".