A student at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) said she was “terrified” after finding a hidden camera and mic in the cubicle of a toilet in the library.
The camera was found on 27 June, but it's not known when it was planted in the ladies' toilet, how many students have been covertly filmed, and where the footage has ended up.
The student who found the device was in outrage about the discovery and said:
"I am absolutely sickened posting this, but everyone needs to know and be aware this s**t is going on,"
Today in LJMU Avril Robarts Library second-floor toilets, I found a camera taped into a corner behind the sanitary bins and toilet bowl in a toilet cubicle.
A few others girls mentioned seeing the duct tape, but didn't think anything of it. My curiosity got the better of me and I peeled it off the wall and found this."
The Irish national added that she informed the university's security, along with contacting the police.
Another student said she felt violated upon hearing what happened. She said:
"I use the toilet all the time at LJMU.
Girls talk about private stuff. It's disgusting that the camera and microphone were found. It's vile.
I tweeted it and a lot of my friends went mad. It's a horrible situation and we all feel violated."
Merseyside Police confirmed it made numerous attempts to contact the university and is is taking the matter very seriously. However no arrests have been made yet.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that at 4:50pm on Tuesday, June 27, we received a report from security staff at Liverpool John Moores University that a covert camera had been found in the ladies' toilets in the Avril Robarts Library on Tithebarn Street."