Man arrested in anti-paedophile vigilante gang sting in Fareham is being investigated by policeÂ
POLICE arrested a man after he was caught allegedly meeting an underage girl for sexÂ by a vigilante group.
The 20-year-old was confronted by members of the Southampton-based group Trap during a sting in Fareham.
A video of the encounter was shown on social media. In it, theÂ group accuses the man of arranging to meet a 15-year-old child for sex.
The incidentÂ has been watched more than 200,000 times online.
A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: '˜We can confirm that officers have arrested a 20-year-old man who is not from HampshireÂ on suspicion of attempting to meet a child/girl under 16 following grooming.
'˜The man was arrested in Fareham following a report from a member of the public just before 8.25pm on Tuesday, July 24. '˜He has been released from custody without charge, but remains under investigation.'