Harlow man arrested on suspicion of child grooming offences in Basildon

A HARLOW MAN has been arrested on suspicion of child grooming offences after being confronted by paedophile hunters outside Basildon train station.

The group, who call themselves “Dope Live” met the man, believed to be from the Milwards area of Harlow, after he travelled to Basildon on Sunday night, before being stopped.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We arrested a man on suspicion of engaging in sexual communication with a child after receiving information from a third party at around 9.25pm on Sunday, September 8.

“The man was arrested at Basildon train station and he remains in custody for questioning.”

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