POLICE have confirmed that a 54-year-old man from Tamworth has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following grooming.
Officers attended an address in Glascote Heath this afternoon (June 9) at around 4.30pm following reports a man had been detained by members of the public.
This man is now in custody.
Detective Inspector Emily Clews, of Staffordshire Police, said: “We want to reassure the community that a man is now in custody in connection with these alleged offences.
“We urge members of the public not to take matters into their own hands or speculate regarding the identity of the individual involved or what may have happened. Following arrest legal proceedings are active and such activity can compromise the strength of a case when it is presented before the courts. We will continue to update you and want to reassure you we are actively patrolling your local area.”
If you have any information about this incident please contact 101 referring to incident 609 of June 9.
You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.