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Wednesday, 12 February, 2003, 19:37 GMT
Tory official arrested over child porn
GLA building
Mr Campbell worked for the GLA's Conservative group
A Greater London Authority (GLA) official has been suspended on full pay after being arrested by police tracking internet paedophiles.

Douglas Campbell, who is in his 30s and earns 30,000 working for the Conservative group at City Hall, is suspected of accessing child pornography on the internet.

Mr Campbell is understood to have been arrested several months ago - he has not been charged.

He was released on police bail but has been suspended while the inquiry continues.

Child porn
Operation Ore investigates online child pornography

His job as the Conservative's member liaison manager includes running the party's GLA web site.

A GLA spokesman said: "A member of staff has been arrested and released on police bail.

"For legal reasons the GLA cannot discuss the identity of the individual in any further detail."

Last month it emerged that another GLA official, Yusef Azad, who helps scrutinise the mayor's work at City Hall, had been arrested as part of the Operation Ore child pornography inquiry. He was bailed to return next month.

More than 1,600 men have been arrested during the inquiry, including two officers involved with the Soham murder inquiry and rock star Pete Townshend, who insists he was just researching the subject.

Operation Ore was set up after the FBI sent British police details of 2,000 credit cards and emails traced back to the UK as part of its own Candyman inquiry.


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