SHANKLIN MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF CHILD SEX OFFENCE DURING LIVE ‘STING’

A 56-year-old man has been arrested by Police on suspicion of a child sex offence after being confronted by a ‘paedophile hunter’, with the sting being broadcast live to Facebook.

Social media users were made aware of the situation yesterday evening with over 2,000 people joining the Facebook Live stream. During the broadcast, a gentleman from the mainland confronted a male living in Shanklin and put a number of allegations to him. Police were called to the scene.

It has now been confirmed by Hampshire Constabulary that officers responded to an address in Spring Gardens at 17:55 yesterday evening (Monday).

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A 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing/inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He remains in custody at this time.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – Police have confirmed that the 56-year-old has been released from custody under investigation.

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fred
fred
14 days ago

We shouldn’t need these hunters if the government spent our tax money on us and gave us a proper police force. The problem with vigilantes is that this pervert will be able to claim entrapment. Say he was encourage to break the law.

1954776
1954776
Reply to  fred
13 days ago

Fred -it’s legal to be a vigilante providing you stay within the law. The pervs can’t claim entrapment as the decoys never approach them first it’s always the pervs who have to make the first move.These groups know what they’re doing and have had 100s of convictions between them,The downside is the pervs never get long enough and in some cases never get sent to jail at all.

Terry G
Terry G
13 days ago

I’m sick and tired of reading about these crimes. As they are arrested with overwhelming evidence, cut their balls off with shears and dump them over Culver. In the long run, it would save us all a lot of money. What sort of adult thinks it’s ok to get sexual with a child? Get rid of them, permanently.

Robbo
Robbo
13 days ago

They should build a prison on a boat for the perverts in the English Channel so they can’t harm any more children

Terry Dalley
Terry Dalley
13 days ago

they should always be named why let these perverts hide what possible reason can there be if they are in fear of getting what tve dish out is that not appropriate action .

Abs
Abs
Reply to  Terry Dalley
13 days ago

Yet certain mainland gangs not sick individuals but gangs who have not even been in the uk long still choose white girls to prey upon.

Imagine IF the it were white peoples doing such to them. BBC would never drop it.

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