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Paedophile being hunted by police since 2020 arrested in Newry

A paedophile being hunted by police since 2020 was today (Tuesday) arrested in Newry.

The 29-year-old, wanted in connection with a number of sexual offences against children, was arrested by the PSNI’s Child Abuse team.

The man was previously living and working in Holland before being found guilty of child sex offences and asked to leave the country in November 2021.

The offences involved include rape, according to police.

PSNI Detective Chief Inspector, Kerry Brennan said: “Working with Interpol, detectives tracked him down in Northern Ireland to arrest him for the outstanding child sexual offences. He remains in custody at this time.

“As a Police Service, safeguarding children and bringing offenders of these crimes to justice remains a top priority. Those who seek to harm children in this way in Northern Ireland should be fearful of the consequence of their actions.

“Anyone concerned that a child may be being groomed or at risk of sexual exploitation or abuse, please contact police on 101, or in an emergency always dial 999.”

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