Paedo-hunting vigilantes swarm Gogglebox holiday park to snare alleged groomer

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Paedophile hunters swooped on a man visiting a Gogglebox holiday park with his mum, accusing him of sending lewd messages to someone he thought was a child.

He hung his head in shame as he admitted to sex crimes in the group's Facebook live stream of the sting, HullLive reports.

Vigilantes confronted the Hull man, understood to be in his thirties, after finding out he was staying at Sand le Mere Holiday Village near Tunstall, East Yorkshire, made famous as the Gogglebox filming location of Hull stars Jenny and Lee.

It was alleged in the video that he sent sick messages to a "decoy" he believed to be a 13-year-old girl but was in fact one of the hunters posing as a child online.The sting was streamed live on Facebook on Wednesday night.

The man was shown admitting to sending a video of himself masturbating to the teenage decoy he was speaking to.

He was also caught on camera admitting to bombarding her with several indecent images and sending messages of a sexual nature.

Despite claiming that she was the only child he had befriended on Facebook and that this was the first time he had done anything like this, the hunters were dubious given that he allegedly had "lots of children" on his friends list.

He also admitted to having children of his own who had been "taken away" from him five years ago, but did not give the reasons why.

He allegedly opened the chat conversation on Facebook with a message that read "you're fit" on August 8, before moving the conversation across to encrypted messaging app Whatsapp.

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The man, who was on holiday with his family at the campsite, allegedly spent several hours at night messaging the girl.

On the live stream, his friends and family members can be heard reacting in shock to the news that he had been messaging an underage girl.

A member of the team can be heard on the video saying: "He's the only person responsible for his actions, none of his family is responsible.

"It's nothing to do with anybody else apart from the predator in front of me."

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It is alleged that he regularly attempted to video call the girl up to 20 times in a row.

The justice campaigners say they told the man through the decoy account that the girl he was speaking to was underage, but he continued to message the account for three days.

On the video, a member of the team can be heard reading one of the messages the man sent saying: "I will f*** you until I pass out."

They said: "This was a thirteen year old girl. This campsite is full of children. We cannot let you stay on this campsite when you're chatting like this in your caravan at night."

Once they had located him and quizzed him on his actions on camera, the sting team called the police, who arrested the man.

It was the team's 364th sting.

Humberside Police have warned against online groups carrying out stings and streaming videos online.

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