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Tuesday 12 May 2015 23.20 BST
Victim of alleged paedophile [sic] hunters jailed for 12 months
"AO who has been convicted for attempting to meet a girl under 16, was attacked by gang in Wigan.
Shoppers witnessed the assault as O was head-butted and lost two front teeth while some members of the group filmed the incident. He escaped the attack and went to the police to report the assault.
The video was later posted on Facebook with the tag “NWI Nonce Busters” – believed to be a reference to rightwing group the North West Infidels. The video has since been taken down.
“O was targeted because he had illegally arranged to meet up with an underage girl online,”
DI Martin Reddington, of Greater Manchester police, said. “We do not condone vigilante action; it is dangerous and anyone with concerns about grooming should always report it to police."