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Police urge vigilante groups against taking law into own hands after Grantham incidents

Police are urging the public not to take the law into their own hands and to leave matters to the police.

It comes after after reports of two separate incidents involving vigilante groups in Grantham in the past few weeks.

A 36-year-old man was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

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He was released under further investigation. It is believed that the police were informed after a vigilante group, who track down and expose suspected child sex offenders, confronted the man outside his home in Grantham. A similar incident has also been reported to the Journal this week but has not been confirmed by the police.

Inspector Gary Stewart said: “We do not condone vigilante groups and we ask that people do not take the law into their own hands as they could actually focus on the wrong person. If anyone has any knowledge regarding any criminality, contact us directly on 101.”

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