Arrest made in Daventry over abusive images of children

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A MAN has been arrested at a house in Daventry following an ongoing investigation into the viewing and distribution of abusive images of children.

The 27-year-old was arrested on Monday alongside a 39-year-old man from Hargrave and a 47-year-old from Northampton.

All three were arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. A large quantity of computer equipment was seized from each address. They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

The investigation is being conducted by the recently formed On-Line Exploitation Team, which has the task of dealing with child exploitation and on-line offences against children, and brings the total number of arrests under this particular investigation to almost 20 since the formation of the team.

Police Sergeant Alasdair Fraser, who led the search warrants and arrests, said: “We are fully committed to tackling what amounts to blatant child abuse.

“Behind every indecent image of this kind is an abused child.

“Viewing and distributing such images is totally unacceptable. Anybody who engages in this activity should rest very uneasily indeed, as one of our officers will be knocking at your door.”

Anyone with further information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.