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7-Year-Old Girl Filmed Undressing on Beach by Private Detectives, No Criminal Charges

| by Michael Allen

Private detectives from the Cotswold Group filmed Felicity Hill, 7, while she was changing out of her swimsuit on West Wittering beach in West Sussex, England.

The Cotswald Group had been hired to spy on Felicity's mother Joanna Hill, who filed a lawsuit after her leg was crushed in a car accident seven years ago.

It's not clear when the video was shot, but it was likely before 2011.

The Cotswold Group was hired by Churchill insurance to also secretly film the little girl and her friends at school.

The creepy footage was recently revealed to Hill and her husband Gavin during a court hearing.

The Cotswold Group has not been charged for peeping and filming the child, but has changed its name to G4S Investigation Solutions.

"We were disgusted when we found out they had filmed the children. The children were upset and for a long time afterwards they were very nervous about changing on the beach. They are still very self-conscious and worried about being followed and filmed. It’s devastating once you know people are snooping," Hill told The Sunday Times.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance, the former owner of Churchill insurance, defended the pedophile-like snooping by redirecting attention to Hill's $2.7 million settlement, noted the Daily Mail.

A spokesman for Churchill Insurance, which is now owned by Direct Line, also defended adults filming the semi-naked girl: "In common with other insurers, we occasionally use professional surveillance experts to help with evidence-gathering to test the veracity of claims. Exaggerated or fraudulent claims cost the insurance industry in excess of $1.7 billion in 2012."

Sources: Daily Mail and The Sunday Times

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