Superintendent Andy Webster
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Lancaster Islamic girls' school: Arrests over sex assault

Three men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and false imprisonment at an Islamic girls' school have links with the school, police said.

Officers are investigating a single alleged incident last Tuesday involving a small number of girls at Jamea Al Kauthar in Lancaster.

A 40-year-old from Bolton and two men from Blackburn, aged 30 and 53, are in police custody.

Superintendent Andy Webster from Lancashire Police said that the incident is "isolated", but stressed the investigation is at its very early stages.

  • 11 Mar 2013