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SARAH'S LAW WAR; Police dismiss NSPCC's fears on new bid to stop paedos.

Byline: JAMES LYONS

A ROW last night broke out over Sarah's Law with children's charities fearing it could lead to vigilante attacks on paedophiles.

The NSPCC warned people will take matters into their own hands if they are told there are perverts in their midst.

Spokeswoman Diana Sutton said: "We are concerned about the risk of vigilante action and offenders going underground."

But police dismissed the fears and insisted the law, to be rolled out nationwide after a successful pilot scheme, will protect kids from sick sexual predators and prevent attacks on perverts.

Association of Chief Police Officers boss Sir Hugh Orde said: "We have a real hope of keeping young people safer."

Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah, eight, was killed in 2000 by a pervert, said the law still does not go far enough as it only tells parents about paedophiles with links to their kids.

She added: "There's a need for fuller disclosure."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2010
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