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Two arrests have been made in relation to sexual communications with children, with one man detained in Newark after being confronted by paedophile hunters.

Nottinghamshire Police arrested two men on suspicion of engaging in sexual communications with children in two separate investigations.

Officers were called to an address in Newark after 8.30pm on Sunday having received intelligence reports.

Screenshot from social media of the Newark incident.
Screenshot from social media of the Newark incident.

A 66-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempting to cause or incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.

He has since been bailed with conditions pending further inquiries.

Police also arrested a 57-year-old man in Sherwood on Sunday on suspicion of engaging in sexual communications with a child.

Nottinghamshire Police is investigating the two separate incidents.
Nottinghamshire Police is investigating the two separate incidents.

He has also been bailed with conditions as police carry out further investigations.

A number of devices were also seized in relation to both investigations.

Detective Sergeant Lloyd Goucher, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Information from the public is vital in tackling sexual offences and domestic abuse cases and we take any reports of this nature extremely seriously.

“Inquires are ongoing into both of these incidents.

“I would urge anyone affected by sexual abuse to contact the police by calling 101, and would like to assure anyone who reaches out that they will be treated seriously, sensitively and professionally.”

Anyone with any information on these incidents is asked to call 101, quoting incident numbers 768 and 766 of May 8.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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