A 24-YEAR-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following grooming.

The man from Dorset has been released on police bail until April.

A vigilante group, H Division, called the police after confronting a man at McDonald's in Belmont Road, Hereford on Saturday.

Detective Chief Inspector Jon Roberts said: "While we understand that this is a very emotive subject, the police do not encourage members of the public to pursue their own investigations.

"This can compromise ongoing police investigations. Identifying alleged paedophiles is best left to the police who can ensure vulnerable victims are protected."