Camera probe at leisure centre

View of Burntisland with the Beacon Centre in the foreground
View of Burntisland with the Beacon Centre in the foreground

POLICE are investigating following claims a tiny camera was found in the changing rooms of a Fife leisure centre.

Sources suggest a small device was recently discovered in the changing area of the Beacon Leisure Centre in Burntisland.

The device, possibly a camera although this has not yet been confirmed, is being examined by police experts.

Although a serious matter, both Fife Police and Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, who run the facility, stress there is no need for alarm and are working together to ensure this remains an isolated incident and there is no risk to the public.

A spokesman for Fife Police told the Press: “An item was handed in at the reception of Beacon Leisure Centre in Burntisland on January 23.

“It is currently subject to forensic examination.

Serious

“We are working closely with Fife Leisure and Sports Trust to deal with this isolated incident.”

The matter is being treated seriously and measures have been put in place to ensure there is no cause for concern for members of the public.

A Fife Sports and Leisure Trust spokesman said: “We are working with Fife Police on this matter and can assure customers to our facilities that the matter is being treated with the utmost concern.

“Following the report of this isolated incident, a full and thorough search of the Trust’s changing facilities across its 13 centres in Fife was conducted.

“All our facilities are checked thoroughly on a daily basis, and changing areas are inspected regularly throughout the day by leisure centre staff.

“We have put measures in place to ensure staff are extra vigilant and are on hand to reassure customers.

“The Trust will not tolerate any criminal activity on its premises and will continue to work with Fife Police to safeguard the public.”