A 21-year-old man was arrested in Dartford town centre over the Easter weekend after a sting by a group of self-proclaimed paedophile hunters.

During a 45 minute video, the man is confronted by the COBRA UK group and is eventually arrested by officers on suspicion of grooming.

According to the NSPCC, grooming is when a person builds an emotional connection with a child in order to gain their trust for the purposes of sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or trafficking.

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Children and young people can be groomed online or face-to-face, by a stranger or by someone they know, for example a family member, friend or professional.

A spokesman from Kent Police has said: "A 21-year-old man from Dartford was arrested in Dartford High Street at around 3.40pm on Saturday, April 20.

"He was arrested on suspicion of grooming and has been bailed, pending further enquiries, until Tuesday, May 7 2019."