Moment Paedophile hunters ambush Morrisons worker who used Plenty of Fish to ‘lure a 14-year-old girl for sex’
- The man had been 'speaking to a 14-year-old girl on dating site Plenty of Fish'
- But paedophile-hunters Divison H filmed a man at Cwmbran railway station
- They say sent messages talking of 'sharing a bed' and 'letting our hands wander'
- The vigilante gang filmed the encounter and a subsequent arrest
A Paedophile-hunting vigilante gang used Facebook live to snare a Morrisons worker, wearing his name badge and uniform, who they claim was hoping to meet a 'minor he had been chatting to online'.
The filmed man allegedly drove straight from work to Cwmbran railway station in South Wales on Saturday.
But instead of meeting who he allegedly thought was a schoolgirl, he was surrounded in his car by three vigilantes who seized his keys and mobile phone.
They accused him of sending them x-rated messages while posing as a fictitious teenager online.
The vigilante gang claims the man offered to 'share a bed' with a group member and made a comment about 'letting our hands wander'.
The man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - allegedly sent pictures of himself in the bath and talked about buying condoms during the two-week sting.
Despite having his own car, the group claims he told the 'girl' to take a 40-mile train ride from Hereford to see him.
The Morrison's worker was rumbled by a paedophille-hunting gang after turning up to meet a 'minor' he had been talking to online in his uniform and name badge
When confronted, he is filmed insisting the meeting 'wasn't for sex' claiming he just wanted to talk.
'H Division' - led by paedophile hunter David Poole, 38 - set up the fake teen alias on dating site Plenty of Fish.
Chat logs were shown to the man, in which he allegedly offered to buy the girl ice cream and discussed his favourite colour lingerie.
Father-of-three David - who launched the group after his gay teenage son was targeted by online groomers - tells the man he is under citizen's arrest and says: 'It ain't an April Fool's either, mate. You're f*****.'
The chain-smoking shop worker covers his mouth when he learns he has been talking to a decoy and the sting is being broadcast live on Facebook.
David asks: 'How do you feel now?'
The man says: 'Stupid.'
David says: 'You work at Morrisons don't you? I know, I spoke to your boss this morning. Not looking good for you, bud, is it? Explain to people why you think it's appropriate to meet a 14-year-old girl.'
Chat logs of the suspected pervert's conversations with the 'girl' in which he allegedly offered to buy the girl ice cream and discussed his favourite colour lingerie
He mumbles: 'It's not, is it?'
David says: 'Why didn't you as a father say, 'sorry, listen, there's predators on there. Please, please, stop.'
'Why did you carry the conversation on and then go on to WhatsApp? ...Can you imagine if your daughter was coming here now to meet someone like you?'
Another hunter rages: 'You sit here with a f****** look on your face like, 'what the f***'s going on?' You know exactly what the f*** you were doing.'
The shaken man goes quiet as David dials 999, telling the operator: 'He's being non-aggressive. He looks a bit of a melt, to be honest.'
When he returns, he says: 'Your world's crumbled, ennit? I can see the colour's gone out your face, mate. You're just drained. Did you honestly think a 14-year-old girl would be attracted to a 27-year-old man?'
He asks: 'Who's to blame for all this?'
The man answers: 'Me.'
David tells him: 'Yeah, and your disgusting perverted mind. You are a drip, an absolute drip. ...Even turned up in his Morrisons outfit, look. Oh, bless him.'
Police eventually arrive and take him away in handcuffs.
The controversial vigilante group has vowed to make Hereford a no-go area for paedophiles.
Last month they carried out a sting on a Dorset man who was arrested after allegedly driving 150 miles in the hope of having sex with a minor.
Two police officers eventually arrive on the scene and take him away in handcuffs after speaking to him
West Mercia Police later released a statement urging members of the public not to take the law into their own hands as it could 'compromise ongoing investigations'.
Gwent Police confirmed a 27-year-old man has been charged with child grooming and remanded in custody.
A spokeswoman for the force said: 'At 4.21pm on Saturday we received a call from a member of the public at Cwmbran Railway Station who had detained an individual they believed to be involved in grooming offences.
'A 27-year-old man was arrested and has now been charged with attempting to meet a girl under 16 following grooming and driving whilst disqualified. He has been remanded in custody.
'He is due to appear at Newport Magistrates' Court this morning.'