Police swamp Portsmouth address over public order incident as London man, 46, arrested over touching and grooming boy

Police officers swamped an address in Buckland to deal with a public order incident that resulted in a 46-year-old man being arrested on suspicion of touching and grooming a boy.
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Several police cars were seen in Stirling Street on Thursday morning around 9.30am amid efforts to restore order.

Officers were able to eventually bring calm as a man from London was arrested.

Stirling Street, Portsmouth. Pic: GoogleStirling Street, Portsmouth. Pic: Google
Stirling Street, Portsmouth. Pic: Google
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A police spokesman said: “We were called to Stirling Street in Portsmouth at 09:30am on Thursday 21 September following a public order incident at an address.

“Officers spoke to the people present and they dispersed. As part of related enquiries a 46-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a boy under 13 by touching and grooming. He remains in custody at this time.”