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

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

Monday, 15th April 2019, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 1:04 pm
Police arrested the man, of South Shields, yesterday

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

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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."