A WOMAN was left in shock after her hotel room’s television message said: “I’m going to rape you.”
The woman was staying at Travelodge at Whitemare Pool, on the border of South Tyneside, earlier this week, when she discovered the message on the television screen.
A spokesman for the hotel chain said an investigation has now been launched and the company’s television supplier has been contacted.
A Travelodge spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a customer has advised us that an unauthorised message was placed on a television in one of our hotels.
“We have already been in contact with the customer involved and apologised that such a message could appear.
“We take the security of our guests and our systems very seriously and while this is an isolated incident, applicable to only one room, we have consequently launched a full investigation with our television supplier.
“We will take the appropriate action to address any issues that are identified by our investigation and in the interim, we have reaffirmed our guidance to team-members regarding checks on the status of televisions in our guest-rooms.”