Man arrested after hunters claim he attempted to meet young girl

A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming following a confrontation with online paedophile hunters.

A 30 minute video by Justice 4 Kids was broadcast live from West Horndon station in Essex on the group’s Facebook page yesterday (December 30). During the footage it is claimed the man had been intending to meet a 13-year-old in Chatham but later changed the location.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police said: “A 30-year-old man from Brentwood was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming yesterday (Saturday, December 30).

“We were called at around 1pm by a third party, and the man was subsequently arrested at West Horndon railway station.”

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