Series of arrests over allegations of 'extreme pornography'

A teacher and a youth worker have been arrested on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography. Three Birmingham teachers arrested on suspicion of the same offences were bailed.

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Two men arrested over 'extreme pornography' bailed

A teacher and a youth worker arrested on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography have been bailed.

A 36-year-old, who is a teacher at Kings Heath Boys College, and a 45-year-old youth worker were arrested in Birmingham and Sandwell earlier today and questioned by police.

The men were bailed to re-appear in early April.

It comes after three other teachers, aged 32, 36 and 37, were bailed after being arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

Birmingham City Council issues statement after 'extreme porn' arrests

Birmingham City Council has issued a statement following the arrests of two more people on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography.

A 36-year-old, who is a teacher at Kings Heath Boys College, and a 45-year-old youth worker were arrested in Birmingham and Sandwell earlier today.

It comes after three other teachers, aged 32, 36 and 37, were bailed after being arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

We are working with police but as this is an active police investigation we are unable to comment further.

– Birmingham City Council

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Two more arrested in 'extreme porn' inquiry

A teacher and a youth worker have today been arrested on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography.

A 36-year-old, who is a teacher at Kings Heath Boys College, and a 45-year-old youth worker were arrested in Birmingham and Sandwell earlier today.

It comes after three other teachers, aged 32, 36 and 37, were bailed after being arrested on suspicion of the same offence.

The arrests have been made as part of a long-term investigation launched last year into the sharing of extreme pornographic material.

Schools 'extremely concerned' over porn arrests

A trust which runs two Birmingham schools has said it is "extremely concerned" to hear three members of staff had been arrested on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography.

The men, aged 32, 36 and 37, have been given police bail after being arrested at their homes in Birmingham and Wolverhampton yesterday.

One of the men arrested works at Park View School in Alum Rock, Birmingham Credit: Google Maps

The Park View Educational Trust, which runs Golden Hillock School in Sparkhill, and Park View School in Alum Rock where the men worked, said it was cooperating fully with police in the investigation.

In a statement, the trust said:

We are extremely concerned to learn about the arrests of three teaching staff employed by the Park View Educational Trust.

The police have informed us that the arrests are in connection with suspicion of possession of extreme pornography.

While the nature of the pornography is described as extreme there is absolutely no suggestion from the police that it involved minors.

We would like to reassure parents that we are co-operating fully with the police to support their investigations into individuals at both schools.

Teachers arrested over 'extreme porn' given bail

Three Birmingham teachers arrested on suspicion of possessing extreme pornography have been bailed.

The men, aged 32, 36 and 37, were arrested from their homes in Birmingham and Wolverhampton yesterday. They were bailed until early April while investigations continue.

Two of the men work at Golden Hillock School in Sparkhill, while the other works at Park View School in Alum Rock - both of which are academies run by the Park View Educational Trust.

Their arrests come after the launch of an official investigation into the sharing of extreme pornography in April last year.

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