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Turkish Baths prohibits naked use following “severe complaint

Following a “major incident,” North Yorkshire Turkish Baths have banned naked use.

Until further notice, visitors to the Harrogate Turkish Baths must wear swimwear.

Council officials provided an update on the situation today, according to the Yorkshire Post.

In a statement, Harrogate Council said: ‘Following a complaint at Turkish Baths Harrogate, an operational decision has been made that swimwear is now compulsory at all bathing sessions.

‘The complaint related to an incident which due to its serious nature has been reported to the police and is currently being investigated.

‘We have a duty of care to our customers and staff members, and in order for all single sex sessions to operate in a safe environment, it has been decided that swimwear must be worn until further notice.’ has contacted North Yorkshire Police for further details on the ‘serious nature’ of the complaint.

For 120 years Harrogate has been attracting people from far and wide to its Turkish Baths.

You have to be over the age of 16 to visit.

Although Turkish Baths were common in Victorian times, only a handful remain which date back to the 19th century.

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