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Man arrested after camera found in museum toilets outside Belfast

A 28-year-old was arrested on suspicion of “voyeurism” after allegedly placing a camera in the toilets of a private museum building.

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Updated, 12:48

POLICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND are investigating after a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of putting a camera in a toilet of a museum headquarters outside Belfast.

The 28-year-old was arrested in late September after an incident was reported at a “premises in the Holywood area” a few days earlier, a PSNI spokeswoman said.

In a statement this lunchtime, National Museums Northern Ireland said the incident related to its staff headquarters building in Cultra, about eight miles north-east of Belfast city, and that members of the public were not affected.

“The incident relates to a staff facility which is not open to general museum visitors,” the statement said, adding that a police investigation was underway.

Local media had earlier reported that the incident had occurred in a public toilet of a museum based on the same campus.

The arrest comes only days after an aide to a former DUP MP was arrested on suspicion of having fitted a ‘listening device’ of some sort to a toilet of the MP’s constituency office.

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