Online child abuse arrests

Police crackdown on downloading indecent child images Photo: PA

Officers from 40 police forces nationwide took part in Operation Tharsley, a major two day crackdown on people who download indecent images of children.

A 40-year-old man was arrested for alleged indecent image offences at an address near Lincoln.

A search warrant also led to the arrest of a 57-year-old man in a village near Sleaford.

Last year the Internet Child Abuse Team, made up of six detectives, recovered computers containing more than 5 million child abuse images.

That was a significant increase on the 1.5 million seized the previous year.

Officers say this increase is partly down to their ability to better detect such crimes.