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Video posted on Facebook that shows man being stung by paedophile hunters in Newark leads to arrest of 26-year-old man

A video posted on social media that shows a man being caught in a sting by paedophile hunters has led to an arrest.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Newark on suspicion of attempting to engage a child in sexual communication.

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Officers carried out the arrest this morning (Sunday, October 11) after receiving information from an online activist group.

A number of electronic devices were also seized.

The man remains in custody and inquiries are continuing.

Chief Inspector Peter Quinn, of Nottinghamshire Police's public protection department, said: "Sexual offences against children are treated with the utmost seriousness by Nottinghamshire Police."

The suspect was wearing a Knowhow uniform.

A Dixons/Carphone spokesman said: "We take these allegations very seriously. Police are investigating this matter and we can't comment further."

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