April 2019

Upminster play centre worker admits grooming child, 13, after being snared by paedo hunters

A worker at a children’s activity centre has admitted grooming a child, aged 13.

A video showed members of The Soloceptors ‘paedophile hunters’ team approaching and questioning 42-year-old Christopher Luck while he was at work at Stubbers Adventure Centre, Ockendon Road, Upminster.

He was later arrested and charged with sexual communication with a child and possession of cannabis.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Christopher Luck, aged 42 of Annalee Gardens, South Ockendon has pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual communications with a child and possession of Class B drugs at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court, today Monday, 8 April.

“This followed his arrest on Saturday, April 6 on Ockendon Road, Upminster and subsequent charge the next day.

“He has been given conditional bail and will be sentenced on Tuesday, 16 April at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court.”