Vigilante: Keiren Parsons posed as a 14-year-old girl and posted
a video of his confrontation online
PUBLISHED: 22:02, 8 March 2014 | UPDATED: 22:11, 8 March 2014
Police under fire for links with 'paedophile hunter' after teenage honeytrap drives man to kill himself
">Michael Parkes, 46, was arrested after confrontation by Keiren Parsons,
>The self-styled web vigilante, aka 'Stinson Hunter', posed as 14-year-old girl,
>Police insist they have told him to stop and threatened him with legal action,
>He claims Warwickshire Constabulary have encouraged and coached him,
A man killed himself just days after he was confronted by a controversial ‘paedophile hunter’ and accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl over the internet.
MPs last night called for an inquiry after self-styled web vigilante Keiren Parsons – who poses as teenage girls online to entrap men – boasted of close links to police.
Father-of-one Michael Parkes, from Daventry, Northamptonshire, was found hanged three days after being exposed by Parsons, aka ‘Stinson Hunter’, and his group.
The warehouse manager, 46, had been arrested on suspicion of attempted grooming and released on bail after a video of the confrontation was posted on Facebook.
Although police insist Parsons has been repeatedly asked to stop his undercover activity, he claims he has been ‘encouraged and coached’ by officers from Warwickshire Constabulary.
The force admits he has spoken to its officers more than 30 times in the past year.
Keith Vaz, chairman of the influential Home Affairs Select Committee, last night called for an inquiry. ‘This is a most disturbing case which raises serious questions,’ he said.
‘There should be a full inquiry into the claims that Mr Parsons has acted with the encouragement of some police officers.
‘Individuals should never take the law into their own hands.’
Mr Parkes’s former partner – the mother of his 15-month-old son – claimed the internet exposure had led directly to his death last June, and said she strongly suspected that Parsons had been given ‘advice and training’ by police."
Published: 17:06 March 9, 2014
UK: Man commits suicide after paedophile accusation
Published on Mar 6, 2014
Stinson Hunter - CPS (Crown prosecution service) Fails Again
"Here is the link to the full video: https://www.facebook.com/stinsonhunterofficial
This video is not designed to intimidate, harm or cause distress to anybody, we have blurred their faces to comply with youtube and it's terms of usage, no personal information is linked to this video, nor will personal information be given out.
Information on each video that contains these meetings is available via various newspapers, radio stations and tv channels as they have been widely covered by the British Media.
The person in this video has given permission to be recorded. By having the conversation, under UK law we are allowed to film in public and in a private place that we have permission to do so in.
The person in the video by staying and talking waives his right to not be filmed and gives consent therein.
Under the 2003 sexual offences act the person in this video has committed a criminal offence and as a journalist I am within my rights and the law to upload and distribute for journalistic, news, public interest and public safety purposes.
All information is handed into the police and once the person has been dealt with accordingly the videos are removed until after sentencing or trial.
Each person caught IS arrested and charged as they have broken the law.
These videos are for public awareness, educating children and evidential purposes to highlight a serious issue with online grooming.
Please do not harass these people and please do not bully people close to them.
Thank you! Please LIKE, SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE!"
Published on Mar 9, 2014
Stinson Hunter - Daily Mail Response
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"Mr Parker added: “We are at the moment seeking legal advice about what further steps we can take.”
Earlier in the meeting deputy police and crime commissioner Eric Wood claimed that someone named by Hunter had committed suicide.
Mr Parker responded: “We are awaiting the inquest on that to see if there are any specific directions from the coroner.”"
Stinson Hunter: Andy Parker Chief Constable Warwickshire Police
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Paedophile [sic] catcher Stinson Hunter threatened with legal action by Warwickshire Police