Cambridge: Arrests Over Children Images

14 June 2012, 14:21 | Updated: 14 June 2012, 15:10

Two men have been arrested in Cambridge on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

The arrests are part of a national two-day police crackdown on suspected internet pedophiles.

According to Cambridgeshire Police, the operation "aims to prevent harm to children and young people, protect potential victims and target offenders."

Police have seized around 30 computers and a number of media storage devices during raids at two addresses.

A 33 year old man has been released on bail, as has a 60 year old man.

Detective Inspector Chris Balmer, who is leading the operation, said: "This work is part of our ongoing efforts to protect children and target pedophiles.

The continued growth of the internet creates a massive market for images of children being abused. 

My concern is that people feel safe viewing and storing these images on their computers at home, my message is that they are not, it can take some considerable time for intelligence collected outside of the UK to result in police officers in Cambridgeshire knocking on doors.

If you are looking at these types of images do not feel safe, we will come through your door.

If not today then maybe over a year after you have viewed them.

The viewing of indecent material fuels child abuse and must be considered as one of the most abhorant crimes to be committed."