Two six-year-old girls saved in paedo raid
Cops swoop on flats
TWO missing six-year-old girls have been RESCUED from the home of a suspected paedophile - who had turned one room into padded cell equipped with powerful video cameras.
The girls were tracked down to the shabby flat by friends and family who launched a frantic search after they disappeared.
Just 15 minutes later the kids were discovered at the south London home of part-time musician Bradley McCloud, 56, and a fracas broke out.
Witnesses described how angry residents confronted the suspect and attacked him before Lambeth police were called.
McCloud was arrested at 9.40pm the same night and has been charged with abducting both girls and possessing indecent pictures.
Forensic cops in white suits swooped on the flat near The Oval in Kennington, where they carried out a painstaking search.
After finding a stash of vile child porn in the sound-proofed room, officers described the case as "extremely worrying and very rare."
The traumatised girls were later examined by a police doctor. One of the primary schoolgirls allegedly told specially trained officers he touched her private parts. The girls' rescue sparked what is expected to be one of Britain's biggest child abuse probes.
Police fear the case could linked to a vast paedophile network in Britain and abroad.
The investigation has been handed over to Scotland Yard's Serious Crime Directorate, who specialise in child protection. Cops are now hunting other victims.
It is not known how many children visited the flat but neighbours said they frequently saw kids coming and going.
Now police are trying to piece together McCloud's contacts and have not ruled out further arrests.
An insider told us: "This investigation has widened very quickly and police fear there could a large number of victims. It could be massive.
"A large amount of worrying evidence is being pieced together."
The suspect is believed to have worked as a volunteer on a small farm near his flat, which teaches inner-city kids from rundown estates about growing plants.
Yesterday forensics officers were still searching his three-bedroom flat. McCloud appeared before Camberwell magistrates on Friday morning and was remanded in custody.