Man ‘kills himself’ 48 hours after being confronted by paedophile hunters
Culled from Metro
An alleged paedophile has been found dead two days after he was targeted by vigilantes who posed as a 14-year-old girl to ensnare him, Metro reported.
Nigel Sheratt, 47, was found dead at his home in Cannock, Staffordshire, where relatives denied the allegations against him adding that there had been no criminal investigation.
Soul Survivors posed as a 14-year-old girl and said they chatted with him online before arranging to meet up in a car park.
When they confronted him he denied trying to groom the girl and he was taken away from the scene by police.
He told the group that he thought he was chatting to a woman, but they said they made it clear that he was chatting to a 14-year-old girl.
Police said in a statement: ‘Staffordshire Police were called to a house on Ascot Drive, Cannock at around 1:40pm on Sunday 5 August where sadly the body of a man was found.
‘We are not treating the death as suspicious at this time.
The death has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to previous contact between police and the deceased.’
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Soul Survivors said: ‘We’ve had confirmation that that Nigel Sheratt from Cannock unfortunately has taken his own life.
‘In what we do this is not an outcome that we look to achieve and only aim to put it into the hands of the police.
‘We have seen some angry comments but all we want is for justice to be served …. Our hearts go out too (sic) his family this is awful news for us as a team.’
My view: What the man reportedly did was disgusting, but I feel sorry for his family and especially his children who are now left without a father It's so sad watching the video, how the man was crying and pleading for him not to be exposed, but if people like him are not exposed another young girl would have been his next victim, but it's sad the way it all ended, as he couldn't face the shame he brought on his family, it's so sad.