Paedophile ring may still operate

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched an urgent investigation into claims that a paedophile ring associated with the notorious Plymouth child abuser William Goad is still at large.

New police team to investigate Goad associates

Devon and Cornwall Police have spoken to ITV West Country for the first time since it was announced they were looking again at the investigations into Britain's worst paedophile and his possible associates.

The force has set up a special team to investigate allegations made during, and since the conviction of Plymouth businessman William Goad.

Goad's victims fear that allegations made against other suspected paedophiles were not followed up - leaving them free to abuse other children. Jacquie Bird reports.

Full report: Paedophile ring may still operate

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched an urgent investigation into claims that a paedophile ring associated with the notorious Plymouth child abuser William Goad is still at large.

Despite names of other alleged offenders being given to officers as part of the inquiry that saw Goad jailed for life, no action was taken.

The Force's Professional Standards Department has now carried out its own investigation into the alleged failings, and says there remains the possibility that other offenders have continued their abuse of children. Seth Conway reports.

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Plymouth paedophile ring could still be abusing

William Goad died in prison. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched an urgent investigation into claims that a paedophile ring associated with the notorious Plymouth child abuser William Goad is still at large.

Despite names of other alleged offenders being given to officers as part of the inquiry that saw Goad jailed for life, no action was taken.

The Force's professional standards department has now carried out its own investigation into the failings and says there remains the possibility that other offenders are out there and have continued their abuse of children.

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