A Leyland man has been arrested on suspicion of grooming a 12-year-old schoolgirl.
The 46-year-old man, who has since been released on bail, was arrested on Sunday 7th July after being “caught” by Paedophile Hunters on Facebook.
The Facebook page “North West Hebephile Hunters” are credited with providing evidence and are the group that live-streamed the event on social media. They have been credited with the arrests of over 300 paedophiles.
In a video posted last Sunday (7th), the Hebephile Hunters are seen approaching the 46-year-old man where he had allegedly agreed to meet a 12-year-old girl. The Hebephile Hunters had been posing as the 12-year-old girl online in the weeks leading up to the event.
The video takes place in a car park in Lancaster. Lancashire Police were called to the scene and subsequently made an arrest.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said; “Further enquiries will be made on August 3rd. He is on bail until then”.
The video can still be seen via North West Hebephile Hunter’s Facebook page.