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Solihull teachers arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent pictures of children

TWO teachers from Monkspath have been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

TWO teachers from Monkspath have been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

The 43-year-old, who teaches at St Patrick’s School, Earlswood and the 37-year-old, who teaches at Monkspath School, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Solihull Council is in the process of suspending the men, who are brothers, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Chief executive Mark Rogers said that the local authority would be contacting parents at both schools.

“As term starts again, we will arrange a series of meetings in the schools to give them [parents and carers] as much information as we can,” he said.

A hotline has also been set up to deal with questions and concerns of worried mums and dads.

The police have said that at this stage of the enquiry, there was nothing to suggest any physical contact between the suspects and the children in the images.

A home in Monkspath was searched by officers last week and teams are now examining property taken from the address.

Det Chief Supt Gareth Morgan said: “This is clearly a very sensitive case which will raise many questions among parents.

“It is an immediate priority to reassure them by providing as much information as and when we can to answer those questions.”

St Patrick’s School, which teaches 240 children, has been rated “outstanding” by Ofsted and is on track to receive academy status this year.

Monkspath School, in Shirley, educates 710 children aged between three and 11.

*Solihull Council’s hotline for parents is 0121 704 8300.

 

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