Tom Watson MP says it was ‘completely unacceptable’ that the National Crime Agency failed to make any arrests of suspected British paedophiles
Britain needs an FBI-style elite crime squad to combat child abuse after intelligence services failed to act on the latest paedophile scandal, says a campaigning MP.
Hundreds of alleged paedophiles have been arrested by international cops investigating a widespread network of abuse.
But despite a list of names being passed to British authorities not a single arrest has been made in the UK.
Tom Watson MP says it was ‘completely unacceptable’ that the National Crime Agency had failed to make any arrests of suspected British paedophiles.
And he is now calling for a national task force to be set up.
Mr Watson told the Sunday People: “We’ve got an international policing operation that has netted hundreds of alleged paedophiles and the UK has failed to act on intelligence.
“This is completely unacceptable. It shows why we need a dedicated national team whose sole aim is to investigate allegations of child abuse.
“I think we need a proper team of officers who have investigative capabilities as well as powers of arrest.
“There are police officers who have been calling for it for years.”