Medway man arrested after paedophile hunter sting

A man who allegedly sent sexually explicit photos of himself to a 14-year-old girl has been arrested in Paddock Wood.

The 30-year-old from Chatham was the subject of a so-called ‘paedophile hunter sting’ by vigilante groups Shadow Hunters UK and Stand Together For Our Kids.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Officers attended Eldon Way in Paddock Wood at 8.25am on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and arrested a 30-year-old man from the Chatham area on suspicion of attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.

“He is currently on bail, pending further enquires, until January 24.”