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Child abuse suspect 'seen on CCTV' in Sussex

Motorhome belonging to Roderick Robinson
Image caption Mr Robinson has been extradited to Australia where he faces trial

A man suspected of child abuse in Australia and New Zealand has been traced from CCTV images in Sussex.

Roderick Robinson, 72, is charged with sex offences in Australia and New Zealand but failed to answer bail and returned to England in November.

His motorhome was seen on CCTV in Brighton, before he caught a ferry from Portsmouth to Spain.

Mr Robinson was finally arrested in Portugal. He is now in Australia where he faces trial.

'Brighton connection'

He is accused of attacking a nine-year-old girl in Sydney in 1999.

He has also been charged with child sex offences in New Zealand.

Det Ch Insp John Geden, of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, said: "We identified that there was a connection to the Brighton area so we visited Sussex Police and they were able to trawl through their CCTV images.

"The breakthrough came really when they found an image of the motorhome that we believed, and intelligence told us, that Mr Robinson purchased."

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