Anonymous hackers have issued a statement claiming to have found child pornography on the Los Angeles Police Canine Association website.

Anonymous hackers "CabinCr3w" targeted the Los Angeles Police Canine Association's website and posted a statement and the stolen data on Pastebin.

In it the Anon - the name Anonymous members use to define themselves - claimed to have discovered pornographic images of children on one officer's email account.

"In one of these emails we found the disturbing content stated earlier. Images of children in an email with the subject 'Men In Training' which were of questionable material. The pictures being those such as 1) A small boy looking down the bathing suit of a small girl 2) A small child fully nude 3) A small boy pulling on the nipple of a grown woman," read the hacker's statement.

"This unethical and illegal content in the possession of those who are sworn to uphold the law makes you really question where they stand on their own follow of the law. Here are the dox of pedocop, feel free to tell him how you feel about the abhorrent content of his email."

As well as the officer's name and contact details, the statement also posted what it claimed are the email addresses and passwords of hundreds of acting officers. The attack was credited as being a part of both #OpPiggyBank and #OpPedoCop operations.

The LAPD had not responded to International Business Times UK's request for comment on the information in Anonymous's statement.

More information about Anonymous's latest activities can be found on the International Business Times UK's Cyber Warfare section.