Man, 76, arrested in Mablethorpe after group’s confrontation

Lincolnshire Police have confirmed that a 76-year-old man was arrested in Mablethorpe earlier this week, following a confrontation carried out by a group claiming to be ‘paedophile hunters’.

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In Facebook Live video footage of the confrontation, which has been viewed by over 95,000 people, the man was accused of having engaged in sexually explicit conversations with a 13-year-old girl.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed: “A 76-year-old man was arrested in Mablethorpe on [Monday] October 18 on suspicion of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

“He has been released on bail while enquiries continue.”