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Convicted child predator, Philippe Gandus arrived in Dublin airport with a suitcase full of toys – please share this story




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An enormous child safety alert has been issued over a child predator who arrived in Dublin yesterday with a suitcase of full of toys.

Frenchman Philippe Gandus, who was convicted of trying to abduct a three-year-old child, flew in from Cologne in Germany yesterday morning, prompting many security fears.

The warning was issued because of his conviction and gardaí were notified of his arrival into the country by German police.

At Dublin Airport, Gandus was questioned about the reason for his visit. His suitcase was also searched.Officers were alarmed to find that as well as clothes, it contained children’s toys.

Gardaí fear that the Frenchman, who is on the sex offenders’ list in the UK, still poses a risk to children, and yesterday warned parents to be on the lookout for him.

However, they are powerless to deport the 46-year-old – who previously fled a mental hospital – as he has no outstanding warrants internationally or convictions in Ireland.

Gandus, who is 5ft7in tall, has a criminal conviction in the UK for attempting to lure a child away from his parents.

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