Leyland man, 46, arrested for sexually grooming 12-year-old is released on bail after being 'exposed' by paedophile hunters on Facebook Live

The 46-year-old's arrest was broadcast on Facebook Live after he was snared by 'paedophile hunters' in Lancaster on July 7. Credit: North West Hebephile Hunters
The 46-year-old's arrest was broadcast on Facebook Live after he was snared by 'paedophile hunters' in Lancaster on July 7. Credit: North West Hebephile Hunters
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A Leyland man has been been released on bail after he was arrested on suspicion of grooming a 12-year-old schoolgirl.

The 46-year-old was arrested in Lancaster on Sunday, July 7 after being snared by 'paedophile hunters'.

Snared by 'paedophile hunters' in Lancaster, the man was shown transcripts of chats, allegedly of a sexual nature, between him and a 12-year-old child. Credit: North West Hebephile Hunters

Snared by 'paedophile hunters' in Lancaster, the man was shown transcripts of chats, allegedly of a sexual nature, between him and a 12-year-old child. Credit: North West Hebephile Hunters

North West Hebephile Hunters, who claim to have helped capture more than 300 alleged paedophiles operating online, broadcast the arrest live on Facebook.

In the video, a man is confronted by the group in a car park where he had allegedly agreed to meet a 12-year-old schoolgirl he had been speaking with online.

However, the 'girl' was an adult member of the group posing as a child.

Lancashire Police confirmed a 46-year-old had been arrested.

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In the video, the man is detained in the car park by a number of the group's volunteers and placed under citizen's arrest.

Lancashire Police were called to the scene and a man is seen being arrested and taken into custody.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "A 46-year-old man from Lancaster was arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming.

"He has been bailed pending further enquiries until August 3."