A New Malden man was arrested nearly 20 miles from home following the alleged sexual grooming of a child.

Hertfordshire Police confirmed that just after 11pm on August 17, the 35-year-old was arrested in Park Close, Bushey which is less than 50 metres from a nature reserve.

"He was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and suspicion of meeting a child following sexual grooming," a police spokesman said.

They also confirmed that he was later released under bail.