Parents of children at a primary school in Neasden have launched a petition after discovering CCTV cameras in toilets used by children according to reports.

A news report published in the Kilburn Times says that cameras were spotted by parents and that their permission has not been sought.

The petition is called “our children are not criminals, respect their privacy” now has more than 80 signatures.

One mother was peering into what appeared to be a changing room, but on opening the door further saw the cameras, one of which was on top of the toilet cubicle looking down on sinks.

A parent, who did not want to be identified, said: “It’s just horrifying and really creepy. The school didn’t notify the parents, it just went ahead and did it without consulting us.

“When we found out, all of us were in shock.”

Complaints were made to the school on September 11, three days afer the discovery of the camera and also before a notice appeared on the school bulletin.

An ICO spokesperson said: “We have received a complaint in relation to Mitchell Brook Primary School and we are making enquiries.”

A spokesperson for Brent Council said: “This is a matter for the school.”

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