Tyne & Wear

Voyeurism charges council worker in court

Liam James Gormley
Image caption Liam Gormley faces a total of 29 charges

A council worker from Northumberland has appeared before magistrates after images apparently filmed by cameras hidden in changing rooms were seized.

Liam James Gormley faces 29 charges relating to voyeurism and making indecent images.

They relate to locations across the North East including leisure centres, a holiday camp and a dance studio.

The 32-year-old from Blyth did not enter a plea and was bailed to appear in court again in September.

Hundreds of images were seized during an investigation by Northumbria Police.

Officers have contacted many of the apparent victims.

Mr Gormley's employers, Newcastle City Council, said he had been suspended "without prejudice" and the council was co-operating fully with Northumbria Police in relation to the matter.

The spokesman added: "All staff who have been identified as potential victims of alleged offences are being notified by the police, and provided with counselling and support.

"Their wellbeing is our top priority."

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