Man arrested on suspicion of 'attempting to take a child' at park in West Sussex

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after police were called to reports of someone approaching children in a park in West Sussex this morning (Friday, May 22).

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 2:52 pm

According to Sussex Police, 'prompt action' by people in the Bognor Regis park meant that officers were quickly able to identify the man, who was arrested ten minutes later.

A spokesperson said: "The alarm was raised at 11.27am on Friday when a man was seen talking to children in West Park, Fish Lane, allegedly asking them to go with him.

"A 27-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on suspicion of attempting to take a child so as to remove them from a person having lawful control.

Police

"He remained in custody on Friday afternoon."

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