Morecambe man caught in online sting pleads guilty to grooming young girl

A man who groomed a 13-year-old girl has admitted attempting to meet her intending to commit a sexual offence against her.

Monday, 18th July 2016, 9:09 am
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 11:14 am
Preston Crown Court. PIC BY ROB LOCK

Arthur Douglas, 53, of Barton Mobile Home Park, Westgate, Morecambe, admitted the offence before Preston Crown Court and will be sentenced on August 5.

Douglas was arrested in Morecambe’s Arndale Centre on June 14 and charged with grooming following an online sting by a team of parents known as the Internet Interceptors.

He was detained by several members of the public before being arrested.