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Man in custody over online child grooming allegations – Bridgwater

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We arrested a 61-year-old man on suspicion of child grooming offences following an incident in Bridgwater on Sunday 09 December.

Officers were responding to an allegation by a third party. We seized computer equipment as part of our investigations.

The suspect remains in police custody at this time and will not be returning to his home address. No one else at the property was aware of the behaviour leading to the allegations.

We’re aware that details of the incident have been posted on social media. We remind you that information shared online could compromise future court proceedings and urge you to be responsible. Our enquiries continue.