Paedophile vigilante group sting leads to arrest in Portsmouth

A MAN has been arrested in a sting by a paedophile hunter vigilante group.

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The arrest of a 34-year-old man in Paulsgrove Road, Copnor, was made by police officers yesterday afternoon.

Held on suspicion of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity, A Hampshire police spokesman said: “We can confirm that yesterday (Thursday 28 September) officers arrested a 34-year-old man from Portsmouth on suspicion of attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity, after receiving a call from a member of the public.”

“The man, who was arrested in Paulsgrove Road, Portsmouth, is currently in police custody.”

Last week the UK’s lead police officer on child protection said forces would ‘potentially’ have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters.

Originally posted 2017-09-29 18:06:20.