Belfast Telegraph

'Paedophile hunters' arrested in PSNI swoop

By Staff Reporter

Three so-called paedophile hunters were arrested in a PSNI operation on Friday.

Two people were detained in Ballymena, Co Antrim - a 24-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman.

The third suspect, a 51-year-old man, was taken into custody in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, by detectives.

The three were being questioned last night about a number of alleged offences, including false imprisonment, intimidation and attempted intimidation.

It is understood that a fourth person of interest to the investigation has agreed to voluntarily hand himself in to officers for questioning.

Yesterday's arrests came ahead of a controversial parade in support of so-called paedophile hunting groups.

The parade is scheduled to take place in Belfast this weekend.

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