Arrest after investigation at school

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A 51-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an ongoing child protection investigation at a school in Harrogate.

A police spokesman said: “He has been released on police bail as enquiries continue. The investigation remains ongoing and it is not appropriate to comment further at this time.”

A North Yorkshire County Council spokesman added: “We can confirm that an individual who is currently the subject of a police investigation is no longer employed by North Yorkshire County Council.”

New legal restrictions are now in force which prohibits naming of individual schools to avoid identification of individuals involved.