Last week, police would only say that a 38-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of taking ‘prohibited photos’ of children at a bus station in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Speaking today, a spokeswoman for West Mercia Police told Amateur Photographer (AP): ‘A man was arrested on suspicion of taking indecent photographs of young girls.’

The spokeswoman said the man was using a mobile phone, which has since been seized by police.

The alleged offence occurred at around 3pm on 13 August.

The arrested man, who has not been named, has been bailed while the matter is investigated.

In a statement issued on 15 August, Constable Ben Hocking said: ‘We became aware of this incident due to a woman pointing out a man to a security officer at the bus station.’

Police appealed for the woman who spoke to the guard to contact them as the security officer did not take down her details.

Police enquiries are ongoing.

The incident sparked a debate about photography on BBC Radio Shropshire this morning, which AP took part it in.