A man was arrested after police were called to reports of someone approaching children in a park in Bognor Regis.
The alarm was raised at 11.27am on Friday (May 22) when a man was seen talking to children in West Park, Fish Lane, allegedly asking them to go with him.
Prompt action by people in the park meant that officers were quickly able to identify the man and he was arrested ten minutes later.
A 27-year-old man from Bognor Regis was arrested on suspicion of attempting to take a child so as to remove them from a person having lawful control. He remained in custody on Friday afternoon.