'Paedophile hunter' evidence used to charge 150 suspects

'Paedophile hunter' evidence used to charge 150 suspects
 

Evidence from so-called paedophile hunter groups was used to charge suspects at least 150 times last year, a BBC investigation has found.
A Freedom of Information request, sent to every police force in England and Wales, showed a seven-fold increase in the use of such evidence from 2015.
Twenty-nine of the forty-three forces approached (67%) provided data.
Despite this, the National Police Chiefs Council say the groups' tactics present "significant risks".
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10 April 2018 in Regional, Views: 72
Source: BBC
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