A 27-year-old man hailing from Kent has been apprehended in Portsmouth following a nationwide appeal for information made by officers in Leeds. The arrest took place last night and is a significant development in an ongoing safeguarding investigation.

The appeal, which was issued yesterday, was centred around images that were recovered from online activity and played a crucial role in leading the authorities to the suspect. The diligent efforts of the public in sharing the appeal were instrumental in facilitating this breakthrough.

As of now, the arrested individual remains in custody while officers from the Leeds District Safeguarding Unit are actively collaborating with Kent Police to further investigate the matter.

Expressing their gratitude, the authorities would like to extend their sincere appreciation to everyone who contributed to sharing the appeal. The collective effort demonstrated by the community in responding to the call for information has played a vital role in this arrest and subsequent progress in the ongoing safeguarding investigation.