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Police who caught serial East End sex offender get gong

PUBLISHED: 08:00 01 April 2010 | UPDATED: 15:48 05 October 2010

OFFICERS who tracked down and arrested a serial sex offender who was masturbating in bushes as children were on their way to school have been awarded. Sgt Charlie Earwicker, PC Gareth Nash and PC Simon Lambert were all commended for their professionalism

OFFICERS who tracked down and arrested a serial sex offender who was masturbating in bushes as children were on their way to school have been awarded.

Sgt Charlie Earwicker, PC Gareth Nash and PC Simon Lambert were all commended for their professionalism last Friday after they mounted extra patrols around Langdon Park School in Poplar in February last year to find and arrest the man who had previously been convicted for indecent exposure.

Chief Insp David Grainger said: "The officers had good local knowledge and put the needs of the public and the school first.

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