Man arrested on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images

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Police arrested a 37-year-old man in Corby yesterday (Wednesday, June 13) on suspicion of making and possessing indecent images of children.

A quantity of computer equipment was seized when the man was arrested.

The arrest brings the total number of arrests under the ongoing Operation Gizmo, Northamptonshire Police’s biggest-ever investigation into the distribution of abusive images of children, to 20.

All 20 were arrested on suspicion of possessing and distributing indecent images of children.

Specialist officers are in the process of examining the material held on the large quantity of computer equipment seized during the search warrants.

The latest arrest also forms part of Northamptonshire Police’s contribution to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s (CEOP’s) coordinated countrywide police operation to crack down on suspected child sexual offenders.

Child Protection Team Sergeant Andy Blaize said: “Our intention is to protect children and we will continue to target those with a sexual interest in them.

“We will be unwavering in our determination to stop in their tracks anybody involved in this kind of activity.”