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Child Abuse Images Uncovered By House Viewers

Child sex abuse images have been uncovered at the home of a deceased former school teacher.

Police have launched an investigation after potential buyers viewing the home of Christopher Dodson found images of child sex abuse at the address in Chapel Road, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex.

Det Ch Insp Mark Hall has said that the investigation will aim to establish the full extent of the offences.

Retired teacher Christopher Dodson died in December 2012. His next-of-kin decided to sell his house last August.

Two Die In 'Serious Incident' At M1 Bridge

Two people have died at a bridge on the M1 in Hertfordshire, in what police have described as a "serious incident" but not a road accident.

Emergency services responded to an incident on the northbound carriageway near Junction 5 near Watford at 10:45.

Is it understood that the road is to remain closed "for some time".

No other information has yet been made available.

V&A To Publish List Of 'Degenerate Art'

Records of artworks declared 'degenerate art' by the Nazi's are to be published online by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Post-impressionist modern art was believed by Hitler to be "evidence of a deranged mind" and he ordered some 16,000 works to be removed from German musuems.

The 'Entartete Kunst' inventory, compiled in 1941-2, was donated to the V&A by the widow of Heinrich Robert (Harry) Fischer in 1996. The term 'Entartete Kunst' translates as 'degenerate art'.


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