'Paedophile hunter' evidence on the rise
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Police increase use of evidence from "paedophile hunter" groups

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 sevenfold increase in the use of such evidence between 2015 and 2017.

Despite this, the National Police Chiefs Council says the groups' tactics present "significant risks".

  • 10 Apr 2018