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Man charged with attempting to meet a 16-year-old boy following grooming and assault

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A man has been charged with attempting to meet a boy under 16 following grooming and assault.

Paul Bryant will appear before magistrates in Cannock tomorrow. The 49-year-old, from the Hockley area, was arrested on Friday night in Tamworth.

Staffordshire Police say there are extra officers on patrol in the area to reassure people.

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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."

Schoolgirl died from 'chest injuries' at Drayton Manor

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A post mortem examination for a schoolgirl who fell from a ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park has found her preliminary cause of death was chest injuries.

11-year-old Evha Janneth, from Leicester, was on a school trip last week when she fell on the Splash Canyon ride.

The coroner has opened and adjourned the case.

Investigations into her death continue in conjunction with Staffordshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive.

Read more here.

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Drayton Manor Park reopens for first time after death of 11-year-old

Drayton Manor theme park, where a schoolgirl from Leicester died after falling from a water ride four days ago, has re-opened to the public.

The owners of Drayton Manor Park say the Splash Canyon attraction and some other rides will remain closed as a mark of respect to Evha Jannath's Jannat's family.

Read: rides which overlook Splash Canyon closed

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