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Thai police arrest British man after 'child pornography' tip-off

Published 06/01/2016

The British man was arrested in northern Thailand
The British man was arrested in northern Thailand

Police have arrested a British man in northern Thailand after US authorities tipped them to an internet address where child pornography was allegedly being uploaded.

Department of Special Investigation Lieutenant Colonel Paisith Sungkahapong said the US Department of Homeland Security informed the Thai agency in November that images were suspected of being uploaded and sent from a specific internet address.

Police on Wednesday arrested Fabian Frederick Blandford, 64, at his home in Chiang Mai province, where he lives with his Thai wife and two children.

Possession of child pornography carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, and distribution of the images carries a penalty of seven years.

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