A 28-YEAR-OLD York man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a girl under 16 years old following grooming.

North Yorkshire Police said the man was also suspected of attempting to cause a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity, attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and possessing a controlled Class B drug, cannabis.

He was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid/gas/electrical incapacitation device.

A force spokeswoman said the man had been released on conditional bail while inquiries continued, following the arrest on Sunday.