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Suspected paedophiles arrests in Wales total 59

A scout leader, a foster carer, a former police officer, and a social service manager are among 59 people in Wales arrested in a UK-wide operation against suspected paedophiles.

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Paedophile arrests across Wales now total 59

A scout leader, an ex-police officer, a foster carer and a social service manager are among the 59 people arrested in Wales.

Police across Wales have now arrested 59 paedophile suspects. Credit: PA

The six month long operation targeted people accessing indecent images of children online.

It has to date seen 660 arrests with more than 400 children across the UK safeguarded.

The arrests by Welsh police forces are as follows:

  • Dyfed Powys Police - 7 arrests and 5 children protected
  • Gwent Police - 14 arrests and 14 children protected
  • South Wales Police - 30 arrests and 23 children protected
  • North Wales Police - 8 arrests

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