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Man arrested after allegedly trying to encourage a child to engage in sexual activity in Eastwood

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A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to engage a child in sexual activity and assaulting a police officer in Eastwood.

Police received reports that a man had made inappropriate comments to a group of 12 and 13-year-olds on Nottingham Road this morning (Wednesday, June 27).

A police spokesman said: "A 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and assaulting a police officer.

"We are working closely with the children’s school and parents and there will be extra patrols in the area this afternoon."

If anyone has any concerns please contact the Eastwood Neighbourhood Police Team on 101 ext 318 9720