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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted child sexual grooming

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A man is in custody after being arrested in Tamworth last night.

Police were called to reports of an altercation between the man and several members of the public.

The 49-year-man was arrested on suspicion of attempted sexual grooming of a child and taken into custody for questioning. No child was present.

During the disturbance a member of the public sustained slight injuries.

Police say specially trained investigators are working on the case and speculation into the details are "not only highly dangerous but can be damaging to the investigation process."

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ROADS: Drivers assisted with tyre punctures after nail spillage

The A500 Northbound is closed for safety reasons after a nail spillage on the road.

Drivers are being assisted with tyre punctures but it is unknown how many vehicles have been affected.

Delays are expected throughout the morning between A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout) and A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).

The closure has been scaled back from the A34 to the A527.

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