A MAN from Chard has been arrested after a Facebook video went viral in which he was confronted with a list of allegations.

A group called Justice For The Innocent (JFTI), which was set up last year, posted a live video on social media in which they confronted Gary Landon, of Chard.

Following the incident, a spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police, said: “A man in his 30s was arrested in connection with grooming offences.

“He was arrested at an address in Chard on August 3 following information received from members of the public.

“He has been released under investigation.

“Enquiries are ongoing.

“Our priority is to ensure that we identify and safeguard any children who may be at potential risk.

“We are committed to the safeguarding of young people and will act on various information and intelligence, which is provided to us.”

James Jewell set up JFTI in October 2017. He said that Landon has been accused of trying to incite a child to perform sexual acts.

JFTI was set up in Devon and Cornwall, and operates across the South West and Scotland.