Three arrests over abuse pictures in Northamptonshire

Three men in Northamptonshire have been arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing images of child abuse.

A 39-year-old man from Hargrave was arrested on 4 May, a 27-year-old from Daventry and a 47-year-old from Northampton were arrested on 14 May.

Computer equipment was seized at each address.

Officers are carrying out one of their biggest investigations into the viewing and distribution of abusive images of children.

The three men have been bailed pending further inquiries.

The investigation is in the hands of the recently formed On-Line Exploitation Team and brings the total number of arrests to almost 20.

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