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Man arrested following incident in Lightwood area of Stoke-on-Trent

30 August 2017 Local


A man is in custody tonight (Wednesday) after being arrested in the Lightwood area of Stoke-on-Trent.

Officers were called to the location following reports of an altercation between the man and several members of the public.

The 27-year-man was arrested on suspicion of grooming and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and taken into custody for questioning. No child was present.

A detailed investigation into the incident is now underway and anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 643 of 30 August.

Police are reminding people not to take matters into their own hands or do anything that could hinder or jeopardise this investigation following the man’s arrest.

Please show restraint when commenting on certain individuals or circumstances. This case is owned by specially trained investigators and speculation is not only highly dangerous but can be damaging to the investigation process.

Acts of retaliation will not be tolerated and we will take swift and appropriate action to deal with any offenders accordingly.


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