Before I go any further, thank-you for the previous advice, and I'd just like to confirm for anyone else reading this that your advice was correct and the messages I had been involved with were not unlawful.
However, as I mentioned previously, due to the nature of this complainant, I was unfortunately arrested at home several days after, and all my computer equipment was seized.
After consulting with a solicitor and conducting a formal interview, it was confirmed both that the arrest/search was a 'knee-jerk' reaction by the police, and the messages I was involved with were not unlawful although obviously as I mentioned previously were not very appropriate.
I have now been released on bail while a raft of mine and my family equipment is examined by computer forensics. I have been told they are looking for any messages to children (there are none) and any indecent images of children (again, there are none). Based on this, my solicitor has told me to literally relax for the next 6 weeks whilst on bail.
However, my concern now is if any indecent pictures are present on the machines (highly unlikely, but I am paranoid) - what would this result in - obviously there would be a charge relating to any indecent material found, but would this also 'make out' the initial bail charge of 'grooming' - or would it be a separate charge and the grooming charge would still remain not 'made out'?
Thank you for your on-going assistance.