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Tamworth man charged with attempting to meet boy under 16 after grooming

A man from Tamworth will face court today for attempting to meet a boy under 16 following grooming and assault.

49 year old Paul Bryant was arrested on Friday night in the Hockley area.

It's after reports of a disturbance between the man and several others - where one person suffered minor injuries.

He was taken into custody for questioning on suspicion of attempt sexual grooming of a child, although no child was present.

Police have since put on high visibility patrols in the area.

Staffordshire Police say: "A detailed investigation into the incident is now underway and anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting incident 889 of July 14.

"We are reminding people not to take matters into their own hands or do anything that could hinder or jeopardise this investigation following the man's arrest.

"Please show restraint when commenting on certain individuals or circumstances. This case is owned by specially trained investigators and speculation is not only highly dangerous but can be damaging to the investigation process.

"Acts of retaliation will not be tolerated and we will take swift and appropriate action to deal with any offenders accordingly."

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