South Shields man arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet an underage girl after grooming her

Police arrested the man, of South Shields, yesterday
Police arrested the man, of South Shields, yesterday

A South Shields man remains in police custody today after being arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming.

The 33-year-old was arrested in Newcastle City Centre yesterday evening.

The man, who lives in South Shields, remains in police custody today.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police have yesterday arrested a man on suspicion of attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming.

"The 33-year-old remains in custody."