- Police have let off a Blackburn security man accused of spying on a minor
- John Eslin was arrested after using the club’s CCTV to watch a 12-year-old girl
- The girl’s family are furious and say they will sue Blackburn and Eslin’s employer
A Blackburn Rovers employee who used the football club’s CCTV to spy on a minor in her bedroom has been let off with a caution.
The family of the 12-year-old girl are furious, saying that Lancashire Police have been too soft on security man John Eslin.
The 55-year-old was arrested on suspicion of voyeurism and stalking after the young girl’s father spotted a camera on 30ft pole pointing at her bedroom window in July.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club, where John Eslin was employed as a security man. He was arrested after being accused of using the club’s camera equipment to spy on a young girl in her home close to the stadium
Eslin is also said to have approached and spoken to the girl in the street by the Ewood Park stadium.
However, Lancashire Police have said that they will not be prosecuting him.
‘It’s disgusting how he can be given just a slap on the wrist. My daughter has had to have counselling’, the girl’s father said.
The family of the 12-year-old have criticised Lancashire Police’s decision to let off Mr Eslin. They have said that they will sue Blackburn Rovers and the security firm responsible for employing Mr Eslin
Mr Eslin, from Accrington, Lancashire was suspended and later sacked by Radius Security, a Manchester-based security firm.
The victim’s family have said they plan to sue Blackburn Rovers and Radius.