On line audience of 5,000 watch live as vigilante paedophile group confronts March man

PUBLISHED: 23:04 10 September 2017 | UPDATED: 23:05 10 September 2017

March Police Station where tonight a 50-year-old man from March is being questioned over allegations of on line grooming

March Police Station where tonight a 50-year-old man from March is being questioned over allegations of on line grooming

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An estimated one line audience of 5,000 watched tonight as a March man was confronted on camera by a vigilante group which catches and films paedophile groomers.

The team from Keeping Kids Safe streamed their confrontation with the 50-year-old man live after earlier tackling over claims he had arranged to meet what he thought was an 11-year-old girl he had met in an on line chat group. The 11-year-old was, in fact, a decoy used by the Keeping Kids Safe group who kept numerous messages which the March man had exchanged.

The filming attracted furious exchanges from neighbours who shouted abuse when they heard what the commotion was about.

The film included footage of police arriving at the house and taking the man to March police station for question.

The team from Keeping Kids Safe told the March man during the on line confrontation that they retained four indecent images which he had allegedly sent to the 11-year-old. On camera they read out to the man some of the messages he had allegedly sent.

They also tackled the man with allegations they had information that he had chatted with up to half a dozen other children on line.

The team from Keeping Kids Safe were emphatic they wanted to protect the man’s family and on Facebook Live they urged viewers to not identify the man’s address.

Images allegedly sent by the man to the 11-year-old were being made available by Keeping Kids Safe to Cambs police.

The live streaming showed the moment police arrived and took the man aside for questioning before taking him to March Police Station.

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