Online child protection chief Jim Gamble resigns

The chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has resigned in a row over its future, the BBC has learned.

The Home Office confirmed Theresa May had accepted Jim Gamble's resignation.

Mr Gamble said he did not believe the decision to assimilate Ceop into the National Crime Agency was in the best interests of children and young people.

Sara Payne, whose daughter Sarah was murdered by a paedophile, said it was "the worst possible news".

Ben Geoghegan reports.