SAMUEL ELLIOT AGED 25 FROM THE HEATON AREA – This male had turned up to meet what he believed to be a 12 year old female but it was actually one of our decoys portraying to be a 12 year old female. He had asked to meet for sex but when he arrived he was faced by members of our team who questioned him while we contacted the police, the police turned up shortly after and arrested the male.

Today he was up to court where he received –

15 month imprisonment suspended for 2 years
10 years sexual harm prevention order
10 years sex offenders register
100 hours community service
20 days rehabilitation programme