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Hampshire abuse video 'widely shared' by children

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A “disturbing” video containing indecent images of two children is being “shared extensively” on social media, police have said.Hampshire Constabulary said it had been alerted by police “across England”.The force said two Hampshire children had been safeguarded.A 25-year-old Stockport man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and possession and distribution of indecent images.

The man, arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, remains in custody in Hampshire, police said.Northamptonshire Police said it had received a number of calls on Saturday and Sunday in relation to “a disturbing video” involving a “fake social media account”.Police in Brighton issued a warning to parents and carers of a “distressing Snapchat video which many young people have been sent”.A school in Bristol asked parents on Monday to check their children’s phones for “a film containing very explicit sexual imagery involving children”.Cotham School said the video had been “circulating among our students and those in other schools in the city”.Hampshire Constabulary said the images had been shared on various media platforms including Snapchat, Instagram, WhatsApp and YouTube.It said it was an offence for people to hold or share such content, and anyone receiving the images should delete them immediately.
Source: BBC Hamp