Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles
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Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles viewers praise officers after ‘sickening’ chatroom scene

The documentary series started last night

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles viewers have praised the show’s officers, following last night’s “sickening” chatroom scenes.

The Channel 4 show is a three-part series, which has been in the making for years.

During Monday’s episode (February 8), an officer went undercover as a 47-year-old paedophile called Simon.

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles viewers have praised the show’s officers (Credit: Channel 4)

What happened during Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles?

The show explained Simon enjoyed sexually abusing his 10-year-old daughter, and was looking for other men with the same horrific desires.

From there, Simon entered a chatroom and soon met another user.

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The user shared the same disgusting fantasies about young girls.

However, the police were shocked to realise the user was an already convicted paedophile.

An officer went undercover on a chatroom (Credit: Channel 4)

The individual was caught and arrested as the documentary tracked his court case.

Meanwhile, the episode also shed light on a series of other users.

What did viewers say?

Fans praised the brave officers following the horrific scenes.

One said on Twitter: “Oooft, this #UndercoverPolice #HuntingPaedophiles is a brutal watch. These police officers must have the toughest jobs going, my stomach is churning. Naive to think it’s not as widespread as it appears to be.”

A second shared: “Just finished watching Undercover Police: #HuntingPaedophiles. Feel physically sick. Hats off to the police officers involved.”

In addition, a third said: “Must be hard for the police to sit and read some of the stuff they are saying.”

Hats off to the police officers involved

A fourth wrote: “Feel physically sick watching this. Thank god the police are here doing an amazing job.”

Furthermore, a fifth said: “Incredibly difficult watch. How those UC’s do it I’ll never know but upmost respect to them. Well done to everyone involved.”

Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles on C4
The documentary left viewers ‘sickened’ (Credit: Channel 4)

What has Channel 4 said?

Channel 4 documentaries senior commissioning editor Alisa Pomeroy explained: “This powerful series is both timely and vitally important.

“As a direct result of Covid, millions of children are now stuck at home, bored, hidden away in their bedrooms and chatting online.

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“Each potentially laying themselves open to the sinister practice of online grooming by an increasing number of would-be sexual abusers.”

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