Known as ‘Dark Room’, the police operation revealed sexual assaults against children as young as babies, according to The Local.“The material shows the abuse of children of all ages, including infants,” Hilde Reikrås, head of Operation Dark Room, said at a news conference.Ahead of the glitzy ceremony on 12 May, I caught up with the award's host, comedian and broadcaster Alan Carr to find out what was in store. As a past winner you’ve experienced the whole thing on other side of the podium, are you excited to be hosting this time around?AC: Yes, I'm really looking forward to it, I always end up bumping into mates I haven’t seen in ages, so it turns into a work do slash belated Christmas drinks slash gay old knees up.After a year of living as a trio, Adam and Brooke just gave birth to a baby boy, Dante in February and they hope to raise him together with Jane.
The awards, which are held annually, celebrate individuals and organisations which work to advance the rights of LGBT communities; with previous winners including Sir Ian Mc Kellen, Nicola Adams and Evan Davis.
What are your thoughts on the reports that are coming out of there? If someone had told me that I would live in a generation that had 'concentration camps' then I would have spat my tea out and said ‘bollocks,' but yes if the reports are true this is worrying. I know Angela Merkel has confronted [Vladimir] Putin about it, we just need Theresa May to show some of those 'strong stable leadership' skills she keeps telling us about and confront him too.
Do you think Chechnya will be addressed on the night of the British LGBT Awards?
Some of those detained had live-streamed abuse of their own children.
Those arrested include two elected officials, one teacher and a lawyer.
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