'Vigilante' paedophile jailed at Lincoln Crown Court

A man who claimed to be working as a vigilante to catch paedophiles near Spalding has been jailed for downloading hundreds of indecent images of children.

43 year old Matthew Pointon, formerly of Cranesgate North in Whaplode St. Catherine, suggested he downloaded more than 1,200 images and videos in order to entrap others.

He sent them to others via a messaging app.

He claimed he planned to report the paedophiles he was in contact with - but officers say there was no evidence he'd contacted authorities.

Earlier at Lincoln Crown Court he was given 3 years behind bars and an indefinite sexual harm prevention order.

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