Vietnam helps UK arrest child sex offender

By Phan Anh   January 19, 2022 | 10:09 pm PT
Vietnam helps UK arrest child sex offender
A man passes Interpol signages at Interpol World in Singapore, July 2, 2019. Photo by Reuters/Edgar Su
Vietnam has helped the U.K. arrest an internationally wanted man in connection with sexual offences against children, the U.K. Embassy in Vietnam announced Wednesday.

The 77-year-old man was arrested in Vietnam under an Interpol Red Notice on Tuesday. The operation was carried out by officers from the Office of Investigation Police Agency, Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam, supported by the National Crime Agency at the request of Police Scotland, according to the embassy's official Facebook page.

He would be transported back to Scotland.

"We are grateful to the authorities in Vietnam and our colleagues at the National Crime Agency for their assistance with this matter," said Detective Superintendent Alan Henderson.

The Daily Record, a Glasgow-based news website, reported the man in question as Kenneth Divers, a former youth football coach who was accused of "carrying out a string of sex attacks on young boys in the 60s and 70s."

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