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Innocent people held as paedophiles after typos

Innocent people held as paedophiles after typos

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Innocent people have been arrested as paedophiles and one family had their children taken away because of typos in warrants, a report has revealed.More than 20 typographical errors leading to mistaken arrests have been announced by the watchdog who oversees the police use of surveillance powers.In his annual report, the interception of communications commissioner, Sir Stanley Burton, said the issue was of "significant concern"."The impact on some victims of these errors has been appalling," he said.The report details one case in which police carried out a search warrant at an incorrect address - which resulted in two children being taken into custody by social services for a weekend while their parents were questioned.It also mentions at least 13 cases of innocent people interviewed or arr...