York man arrested in grooming investigation

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14 Mar 2018 @ 2.28 pm
| Crime, News

Police have arrested a York man as part of an investigation into alleged grooming.

The man was detained on suspicion of trying to meet up with a girl under 16.

The 28 year old is suspected of

  • attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child
  • attempting to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch / look at an image of sexual activity
  • and possessing cannabis.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said he is also suspected of possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid / gas / electrical incapacitation device.

He has been released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.