A man has been arrested following an investigation in Wigan where two men attempted to meet up with underage girls, they thought they had groomed over the internet.
The 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and blackmail; he remains in police custody for questioning.
The first incident happened on Friday 17 April 2015, at around 9pm, when a 19-year-old man arranged to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old girl in a church car park in Atherton.
When he arrived he was filmed being attacked by a group of men who accused him of being a paedophile, and of having arranged to meet up with an underage girl.
The man managed to get away from the group; he went home where he received messages demanding money and they said if he did not pay, the group would upload the video of him on Facebook.
The following day...
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