A Newcastle council worker has appeared in court accused of using hidden cameras to spy on people in public changing rooms and toilets.
Liam Gormley, 32, of Blyth, Northumberland, has appeared in court charged with 29 offences, some of which involve the alleged use of hidden cameras in public places.
His employer, Newcastle City Council, issued a statement saying that colleagues who were identified as potential alleged victims were being offered counselling.
Gormley appeared before South East Northumberland Magistrates Court charged with offences relating to voyeurism, possessing,
making and distributing indecent images of children, and possessing extreme pornography.
He was granted conditional bail to appear before the same court in September.
A Newcastle City Council spokesman said: "We can confirm that a Newcastle City Council employee has been suspended without prejudice following his arrest in connection with allegations of voyeurism and making indecent images of children.
"The council is cooperating fully with Northumbria Police in relation to this matter. A man has been charged.
"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 well-being is our top priority."
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