Incident at The Edge

We can confirm that two incidents of alleged voyeurism took place in The Edge this week. Staff quickly dealt with both situations and an arrest was made. Police are still continuing to investigate.

Since it opened in 2010, The Edge has welcomed some 1.25 million visitors and, thankfully, these incidents are extremely rare. However, the security and wellbeing of our customers is paramount and as a matter of urgency we are looking at how we can further improve the safety of our changing areas.

To provide maximum flexibility and in response to customer feedback, we offer three options within the swimming pool changing area: gender specific changing areas; private changing rooms; and a family-friendly ‘village-style’ changing area which is cubicled and available to male and female users. The swimming pool changing area is checked every 15 minutes by our staff, and University security visits to The Edge have been increased. We are also investigating how the ‘village style’ changing cubicles can be made more secure.

The University has a zero tolerance stance on incidents of this nature and we will seek to prosecute anyone caught acting illegally in any of our facilities.

If you have any concerns, comments or queries about safety within the sports facilities, please contact The Edge

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