Man arrested in vigilante sting in Fareham released without chargeÂ

POLICE arrested a man after he was caught allegedly meeting an underage girl for sex by a vigilante group.

Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 10:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd August 2018, 10:28 pm

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, the group accuses the man of arranging to meet a 15-year-old child for sex.

The incident has been watched more than 200,000 times online.

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A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: '˜We can confirm that officers have arrested a 20-year-old man who is not from Hampshire 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.'