341 arrests after investigation into 'child exploitation site'

A total of 341 people around the world have been arrested following an investigation into a website that allegedly distributed videos and images of child exploitation, police in Canada said.

Toronto Police Service said they were able to "determine the identities of customers of this website from around the world" and helped to pass on intelligence to more than 50 countries.

No British police forces are mentioned in the press release, although the An Garda Síochána of Ireland is among 11 agencies singled out as having participated.

Police said the three-year investigation resulted in 386 children being rescued from child exploitation.