‘Gross invasion of privacy’ - Wetherspoon customer outraged over CCTV cameras installed in toilets

Wetherspoon has issued a statement on the new CCTV cameras

A customer at a Wetherspoon pub in Fishponds says he is outraged over the installation of cameras in the pub’s toilets.

The chain says CCTV has been fitted in men’s and women’s toilets at the Van Dyck Forum, on Fishponds Road.

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But it says cameras do not cover the cubicles or urinals and are designed to promote customer and staff safety.

However, one customer said: “Myself and a number of other customers were shocked and outraged to find CCTV cameras above the urinals in the gents’ toilets.

CCTV has been fitted in the toilets at The Van Dyck Forum Wetherspoon pub in Fishponds

‘’The camera is above one end of the urinals, which everyone I spoke to feels is a gross invasion of privacy.”

A Wetherspoon spokesman said: ”CCTV is in place in both the men’s and ladies’ toilets at the Van Dyck, Bristol.

‘’The cameras do not cover the cubicles.

“The cameras in the men’s toilet were designed so they did not capture images of the urinals.

‘’The decision to install the cameras was taken to promote customer and staff safety.

“It augments the existing CCTV system in the rest of the pub which is in place for the same reason.

‘’Signage alerting customers to the cameras is in place in both sets of toilets.“