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Man faces Midlothian gym porn website charge

Lasswade Leisure Centre in Bonnyrigg Image copyright Google

A man has been charged with filming women exercising at a Midlothian gym before uploading them to a pornographic website.

The incident happened at Lasswade Leisure Centre in Bonnyrigg. Police said the footage was posted online.

The 30-year-old is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

Derek Milligan, Midlothian Council leader, said: "We realise this is distressing for customers and leisure centre staff."

"Immediate steps were taken to suspend the man from all council leisure facilities soon as the allegations were brought to the attention of senior management over the weekend.

"We're continuing to liaise with Police Scotland.

"If anyone has any information regarding this incident then please contact Police Scotland.

"Filming and taking photographs within our leisure facilities without permission is strictly prohibited.

"I'd urge anyone who sees anything suspicious to please report it to leisure centre staff immediately."

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