Concerns over the use of security cameras in public toilets in Pembrokeshire have been raised by a local Assembly Member.

It follows the Western Telegraph's recent story about a mother-of-three's outrage when she spotted cameras in the Saundersfoot's Regency car park conveniences.

Fiona Letherby, aged 44, of Bridgend, said she felt 'violated' and 'extremely uncomfortable' after realising that cameras were visible from two out of the six toilet cubicles.

The council has installed the dome-like security devices in several public toilets around Pembrokeshire which are prone to vandalism, but has emphasised that the cameras inside are only directed towards the washbasin area.

Plaid AM Nerys Evans has now asked the authority how many of its loos have the system.

She said:

"I fully understand the privacy concerns in relation to the use of these cameras, and I think the council need to explain to the public exactly which areas of the public conveniences are being filmed and whether cubicle privacy can be guaranteed where CCTV is in operation.

"Although I understand that the reason for installing these cameras is to protect the facilities against vandalism, it’s important that we strike the correct balance where it doesn’t affect the lives of law abiding citizens.”