COP WEBSITE FOR KIDS JUST HARDCORE PORN; Sex shock after anti-drugs plea.
Byline: CAITLIN MACKAY
SCHOOLKIDS urged by cops to log on to an anti-drugs website found it filled with hardcore porn.
Tayside Police Tayside Police is the police force covering the Scottish council areas of Angus, City of Dundee and Perth and Kinross (the former Tayside region). The total area covered by the force is 2,896 square miles with a population of 388,000. had encouraged thousands of children to visit the internet page after filling it with a strong message on drugs misuse.
And they blundered by continuing to promote the site after the lease of the domain name had run out and it had been taken over by a Russian porn merchant Noun 1. porn merchant - someone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores
impresario, promoter, showman - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments who filled it with sick sex material.
An insider at the Dundee-based force said: "Every school child in Tayside had been encouraged to study the site so they would learn the perils of drug-taking.
"Instead they are being confronted with images which are hardcore porn.
"It is a big embarrassment, this was a site the force was very proud of."
The force yesterday had to recall thousands of pounds worth of literature which directed youngsters to the website.
It also "grounded" a double-decker bus A double-decker bus is a bus that has two levels. While double-decker long-distance coaches are in widespread use around the world, double-decker city buses are less common. , known as The Drugs Bus-t, it has been using to hammer home its drug message.
A force spokesman said yesterday: "The organisation which maintained the website has apparently ceased trading.
"The new owners have mapped this name to a site which shows material which is quite unsuitable for young people."
The force has alerted children, school authorities and anti-drug groups to what has happened.
tr.v. hor·ri·fied, hor·ri·fy·ing, hor·ri·fies
1. To cause to feel horror. See Synonyms at dismay.
2. To cause unpleasant surprise to; shock. MSP (1) (Management Service Provider or Managed Service Provider) An organization that manages a customer's computer systems and networks which are either located on the customer's premises or at a third-party datacenter. Phil Gallie Philip Roy Gallie (born 3 June 1939, Portsmouth, England) was a Conservative Member of the Scottish Parliament.
Gallie's political career began as a local councillor and then as Member of Parliament at Westminster for the Ayr constituency from 1992 until losing his seat at said: "It's frightening to see how a high profile site like this can be transformed like this.
"But the internet is out of national control."
CAUGHT IN WEB: Obscene site has horrified MSP Phil Gallie