Mass arrests in UK over online child porn

 

British police are sifting through suspected cyber child porn seized in a series of raids across the country.

A total of 36 suspected Internet paedophiles were arrested after 43 houses were raided in an operation which followed a tip-off from US authorities.

The crackdown (codenamed Ore) targeted computer users accessing pay-per-view websites based in the US.

The sites were selling images of sexual abuse of children as young as five.

US authorities tipped off the National Criminal Intelligence Service and the operation was co-ordinated by the National Crime Squad, Britain's equivalent to the FBI.

PA