Police have arrested three men on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment within the grounds of an Islamic girls' school in Lancaster.
The school, Jamea Al Kauthar, has released a statement:
"The school is aware of the allegations that have been made and at the present moment the school is fully co-operating with the police with their investigations into the matter.
"The school will publish a statement of any details it receives, once this has been received.
"We expect the matter to be cleared up soon."
More top news
Sunshine & wintry showers with a cold strong wind. Feeling bitterly cold out of the sun
Cold with icy stretches to start Tuesday. There will be sunny intervals and further wintry showers, but snow will become confined to hills
Cold, windy and wintry weather continues until midweek. Cloudier yet milder weather for Thursday and Friday