Police confirm arrest after online paedophile hunters confront Richmondshire man

A clip from the footage of the man being taken away by police. Image: 365 Hunters.

Police have confirmed a man was arrested after online paedophile hunters confronted a man in Richmondshire yesterday.

Members of 365 Hunters filmed live in the village of Ravensworth as they spoke to a man they said had engaged in sexual conversations with a decoy who told him she was a 12-year-old girl.

The video showed police arriving and arresting the suspect before taking him away in a police van.

The footage of the confrontation has been watched by tens of thousands of Facebook users.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said today: “On the morning of 28 August, North Yorkshire Police arrested a man in his 20s from the Richmondshire area on suspicion of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a chid and attempted to cause a child to engage in sexual activity.

“The man was given conditional police bail to allow for further enquiries to be carried out. The investigation is ongoing.”

 

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  1. Were any of those harassing a man who is innocent until proven guilty arrested too?

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