The National Crime Agency (NCA) yesterday revealed ten convicted paedophiles travelled east in the first six weeks after Vladimir Putin’s invasion, under the guise of providing assistance to refugees
A group of Brit paedos have been deported from refugee-laden Poland after travelling there under the guise of providing aid to displaced Ukrainians.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) yesterday revealed 10 convicted paedophiles travelled east in the six weeks following Vladimir Putin’s invasion.
All 10 were interviewed by Polish authorities and removed from the country, said an NCA spokesman, adding: “We have an international network that identifies these threats… we contact our partners and say you have a convicted sex offender on your patch.”
As many as 5,000 unaccompanied children were displaced in the first weeks of the conflict.
Now two thirds of Ukraine’s children have been driven from their homes, according to UNICEF, with 200,000 forced into Russia where some are being put up for adoption.
The NCA spokesman said: “It is no coincidence, I think, that somewhere in the region of ten known British child sex offenders travelled to Poland in the first six weeks after the invasion of Ukraine, allegedly to provide humanitarian assistance.
“Normally they’re meant to have declared this [their conviction] as part of their entry. We find inevitably, they haven’t.
“As far as I understand it, all ten were asked to leave, following an interview with Polish immigration and Polish law enforcement. So they’re no longer in Poland.”
Ukrainian children who have arrived in the UK via the family visa scheme are left at risk as officials are unaware of their whereabouts and wellbeing, the Mirror reported at the end of June.
The Government extended its Ukraine Family Scheme to allow unaccompanied Ukrainian children and teenagers to apply for a visa and come to the UK under the sponsorship scheme if they have parental consent.