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School boss complains to TV watchdog about 'Benefits Street'

A formal complaint has been made to TV watchdog, Ofcom, by the man in charge of a school on 'Benefits Street'. He claims children are being jeered at by 'tourists' during playtime.

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'Benefits Street' school boss complains to TV watchdog

'White Dee' from 'Benefits Street' Credit: PA

A formal complaint has been made to TV watchdog, Ofcom, by the man in charge of a school on 'Benefits Street'.

Reverend Steve Clarke, executive chairman of the Oasis Academy Foundry on James Turner Street, claims children are being jeered at by 'tourists' during playtime.

He believes programmes like 'Benefits Street' are 'irresponsible' and impact upon the 'dignity' of the school's students.

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