Nelson man arrested in child sex inquiry

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A Nelson man wanted by police in connection with an investigation into serious child sex offences has been arrested by officers over the weekend.

Officers had been trying to trace Sheldon Bateson (28), of Fulham Street, and speak to him about the possession and distribution of indecent images of children and inciting a child to sexual activity.

An appeal to the public for help in tracking him down was posted on the constabulary’s Facebook page – and at lunchtime today, a spokesman announced he had been arrested in Penwortham.