Man arrested at Birkenhead Park on suspicion of a sexual offence

Merseyside Police has arrested a man on suspicion of a sexual offence following an incident in Birkenhead on Saturday, 18 September.

At around 10pm, officers were called to Birkenhead Park following the report of a man being detained by a member of an alleged Online Child Sexual Abuse Activist Group in Birkenhead Park to allegations that a man had arranged to meet a decoy posing as a 15-year-old boy for sexual purposes. 

Following enquiries, officers detained a man on suspicion of cause/incite sexual exploitation, and common assault. 

He has been questioned and remains under investigation pending further enquiries.

We would remind everyone that this is a live investigation, and therefore commenting or sharing any information on social media or other channels could have a significant impact on proceedings. 

Any information should be provided to us directly via @MerPolCC or 101 with reference 21000650520, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

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