Abuse warning delays to be probed
The UK police complaints watchdog has said it will investigate child protection staff's handling of intelligence about potential paedophiles in the UK.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), now part of the National Crime Agency (NCA), took a year to alert police to information provided by Canadian authorities in July 2012.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission will examine how CEOP received and dealt with the intelligence. It will also look at why the NCA took until last September to refer the case.
CEOP was formerly led by former head of RUC Special Branch Jim Gamble who resigned in 2010.
The tip-offs about video purchases led to a number of investigations.
The intelligence about 2,345 UK individuals provided by Toronto Police resulted in the jailing of Cambridge doctor Myles Bradbury, who abused young cancer patients, and Cardiff deputy head teacher Gareth Williams, who secretly filmed pupils.