Council embarrassed by pornography breach


A local authority has been embarrassed after pornography appeared on a public screen, presumably usually used to display less racy local information bulletins.

A distressed Telford and Wrekin Council shut of internet access to the screen and got in touch with the police.

The digital display is housed in Telford’s Southwater development, which features bars and council offices.

The council said: ‘We are carrying out a full investigation into this complaint and have referred it to West Mercia Police and the cyber-crime desk. Immediately the issue was raised with us on Monday afternoon, we disabled internet connectivity to all totems in Southwater, which were displaying correct content at the time.’

Reports that the area around the information screen has seen a vast increase in visitors have not been confirmed.

Council embarrassed by pornography breach

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