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Man arrested in connection to Millbay Road incident, Plymouth

Police were informed by the public of an incident that occurred on Millbay Road in Plymouth on the evening of Monday 11 September.

The reports received related to young girls in the area being approached by a stranger who had made inappropriate comments and had asked them to commit sexual acts on him.

Detectives launched an investigation which has resulted in an arrest of a man.

A 34-year-old man from Ivybridge was arrested this morning (Thursday 14 September) on suspicion of attempting to cause/incite a girl to engage in sexual activity and is currently in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Chris Kinski said: “We are very aware of the distress this has caused to the victims and their families but also the concern this has caused to the wider community.

“We are committed to ensuring the streets of Plymouth are safe and women and girls should be able to walk in public without the fear of being sexually harassed.

“I would like to thank the victims and the public for their assistance and ask if you have any further information or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via our website or by calling 101 quoting 50230247951.”

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