Just for clarity, this story is not related to the one below HERE. This one relates to Operation Spade, the other to North Wales investigations into care homes during the 1980s and 90s
Three police forces in England and Wales are to be investigated for their alleged failure to act on intelligence regarding child abuse images.
Essex, North Wales and North Yorkshire face an inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). It will examine how the forces handled information passed to them by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), the IPCC said.
The inquiry relates to an international police investigation into paedophiles. That investigation – Operation Spade – saw Canadian police send information on around 2,000 men to CEOP.