Barrow man charged following joint investigation with North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

A man has been remanded in custody after being charged following a joint operation involving Cumbria Police and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

John Ward, 63, of Sutherland Street, Barrow, faces a number of charges, including:

  • Attempting to Arrange/Facilitate the commission of a child sex offence
  • Attempted sexual communication with a child
  • Attempt to meet a boy under 16 year of age following grooming

Ward appeared before Furness and District Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

He was remanded in custody until January 3, when his case is due to be heard at Preston Crown Court.

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