Livvy Haydock is a seasoned veteran in her field of investigative journalism and has a little over a decade of experience in uncovering the truth.
The Dagenham reporter may have blonde hair (and a spray-tan, according to reports) but she has been breaking stereotypes for years and, like Stacey Dooley, is one of Great Britain's most respected journalists who have fronted many BBC programmes covering some of the most dangerous criminals in the United Kingdom and beyond.
She has fronted documentationary programmes for BBC, including their Panorama programme on the network's flagship channel, BBC One.
Livvy explains the rise of paedophilia in the United Kingdom is on the increase and the vigilante groups to catch them are, also, on the rise.
However, Metropolitan Police and Police Scotland are concerned if these vigilante groups are doing more harm than good. Theoretically if all the people they target are, in-fact, paedophiles then that would be a tremendous help to the police in getting the child abusers off the streets but without hard evidence on the suspect the vigilante groups may be "naming and shaming" the wrong person. Therefore, vigilante groups are not given authorisation by the police.
With the usage of camera phones and the instant connection to live video sites such as YouTube, Periscope, Facebook and Instagram, innocent people may be getting "named and shamed" live on the Internet for the World to see where, simply, they are completely innocent. This causes innocent people's lives to be ruined as once branded a 'paedophile' (especially on the Internet) it is impossible for that person to clear their name due to the fact Internet users, generally, believe what they are told without looking at the bigger picture. This is not helped by the vigilante groups who do not go out singularly, they go out en-mass.
Hypothetically, if the average Internet user viewed a video of approximately 5 or 6 people filming someone calling them a paedophile, Internet users are going to side with the group and not the one person who is innocent.
Many, innocent, lives have been ruined by Paedophile Hunters. Innocent people's relationships within their own family have broken down beyond repair all because vigilante groups whose hearts were in the right place didn't get the right 'suspect'.
In this documentary for the BBC on BBC Three via BBC iPlayer, Livvy explores if these vigilante groups are doing more harm than good and comes face-to-face with suspected paedophiles from various locations within the United Kingdom, and talks with members of vigilante groups plus the police officers who prepare to arrest the suspected paedophiles.
The BBC have been given exclusive access to two Paedophile Hunter groups in the North-West of England. Predator Exposure from Leeds, and the inaccurately named Guardians Of The North from Newcastle, which is bizarre as Newcastle is in England, not the north of Scotland which is the north of Britain.
Livvy experiences first-hand what it is like to confront a suspected paedophile using the vigilante group's methods and learns if their attempts help the police or cause them more problems than there were originally.
Some of the content paedophiles send to children even shocks the hardened journalist - with 10+ years experience under her belt - to the core.
Livvy will take viewers throughout these vigilante groups' process of paedophile hunting.
Paedophile Hunters: The Rise Of The Vigilantes streams on the BBC iPlayer from Sunday 27 January 2019, exclusively, from BBC Three.
In a new documentary for BBC Three, journalist Livvy Haydock investigates the rise of vigilante groups who, without official endorsement from the police, target suspected paedophiles.
Paedophile Hunters: The Rise Of The Vigilantes is available from BBC Three via the BBC iPlayer on Sunday 27 January 2019.