Hardcore porn available free through public Wifi networks in cafes, cinemas and museums.

The Mirror investigation tested 129 free Wifi hotspots around the country and found 32 of them did not block access a streaming porn website.

Children can still access hardcore pornography through a quarter of free public Wifi networks, a Mirror probe has discovered.

The shock finding comes seven months after PM David Cameron announced a deal with internet providers running about 90% of public hotspots to block adult content.

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The Mirror tested 129 free Wifi hotspots around the country and found 32 of them did not block access to pornhub.com, a streaming website where thousands of hardcore pornographic videos can be viewed for free.

Places where children could access the site through free Wifi included Waterstones bookshops in Birmingham and Southampton, The Cardiff Story museum, the play area at the At-Bristol Science Centre, the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Coffee Republic and Esquires Coffee House in Doncaster and the Odeon cinema at the Liverpool One shopping centre.

Pornhub.com could also be viewed at public cafes at Oxford Castle, Bognor Regis railway station,West Sussex, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and in the lobby of the luxurious Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

Claire Lilley, head of child safety online at the NSPCC said: “The Daily Mirror has highlighted a disturbing problem which shows children are at risk of damaging exposure to pornography even when making an innocent visit to a museum or cinema.

“Progress has been made in filtering Wifi in public spaces but this shows how hard we have to work to try and stay on top of rapidly developing technology which might be harmful to youngsters.

“Children shouldn’t be able to access pornography anywhere, including public places. Those providing Wifi need to step up to the challenge to give parents the reassurance they need.”

Pornographic websites are already blocked by mobile network operators and Mr Cameron is demanding internet providers ask customers to “opt-in” for pornography access at home.

In April, Mr Cameron said: “We are promoting good, clean Wifi in local cafes and elsewhere to make sure that people have confidence in public Wifi systems so that they are not going to see things they shouldn’t.”

Heralding a deal with six of the biggest Wifi network providers in August, Mr Cameron claimed family-friendly filters are to be applied “wherever children are likely to be present” in public places.

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