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Paedophile internet alert

A WEBSITE providing information on alleged paedophiles has a section warning about “Irish Dave” in Carvoeiro.

The site is run by the Sarah’s Law campaign which was set up after Sarah Payne was abducted and murdered by a convicted paedophile living in the UK in July 2000. The aim of the campaign is to establish a system which would allow parents to know the identity of paedophiles living in their area enabling them to protect their children from them.

The News of the World alerted people to the past of “Irish Dave”, who is David Reid, who was jailed for three years for abusing his children. The story was published after his children were awarded the Bhs family award in 2006 for their work helping other victims of sexual abuse.

Musician David Reid, originally from Northern Ireland, is still in the Carvoeiro area and on Monday this week was entertaining clients in a local bar.

His appearance on the website has split the ex-pat community in Carvoeiro, with some finding this, “in very poor taste considering the timing” in relation to the anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance.

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