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Update on arrest of Polesworth man

A Polesworth man was arrested in the afternoon of Saturday 18 November, on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual behaviour. He has been released on conditional bail and is now under investigation.

We know that our communities feel very strongly when children may be at risk, and we'd like to thank the public for their genuine concern.

Warwickshire Police Superintendent Ben Smith says: "This matter was initially reported to us by members of the public who are part of a group concerned with possible sex offences against children. We know that such groups are well intentioned. However, in general, their actions could potentially put vulnerable children and police investigations at risk, and jeopardise any future court proceedings that may take place.

"Protecting children is always our priority, but it's also a complex issue and should be left to the police and other child protection agencies."

Currently, we are looking in to our initial response to the incident.

We would like to remind people that someone is under investigation and legal proceedings are active, therefore we are unable to comment further at this time.


Issued by: Corporate Communications at 12.35pm on Sunday 19 November.


Published 19/11/17