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Two bailed following Lancaster boarding school sex claim inquiry
2:12pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
TWO men arrested following a raid on an Islamic school for girls have been released on police bail.
Detectives said a 30-year-old man from Blackburn and a 40-year-old man from Bolton, arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment, had been released on police bail pending further inquiries at Jamea Al Kauthar in Lancaster. A third man, aged 53, from Blackburn, was released without charge.
The 440 pupil, privately-run boarding school, which takes pupils from across East Lancashire, is at the centre of a police sex probe. A team of female detectives are investigating an ‘isolated’ incident last Tuesday, affecting a small number of girls, said to be aged between 11 and 20.
Dedicated phone lines set up for contacting police have now been stood down. Anyone with information should call police on 101.