Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet girl after Guardians of the North alert

A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to meet a girl after grooming her following a call to police from the Guardians of the North.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, 12:12 pm

Northumbria Police has confirmed it took the 33-year-old man into custody following a post by the group which said it had contacted officers from The Nook area of South Shields on Sunday, November 29.

A force spokesperson said: “At 9.25pm on Sunday we received a call from a male who stated he was a member of Guardians of The North.

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Northumbria Police arrested a 33-year-old man in South Shields following a call from the Guardians of the North.

“The caller reported that a 33-year-old male had been attempting to meet two 14-year-old girls in South Tyneside.

“Officers attended the scene and the male was arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming.

"He has since been released on police bail.”

Anyone with information which can help police can call 101 or pass on information via the Tell Us Something page of the force’s website.

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