Charterhouse boy in 'child porn' arrest

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Image caption Charterhouse School accommodates boarders from the age of 13 to 18

A 16-year-old boy at a top public school in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of making indecent images of a child.

A spokesman for Charterhouse School, near Godalming, said that one of its pupils was questioned by police.

The spokesman added the pupil was quizzed about material alleged to have been found on his computer.

The boy was interviewed following his arrest on Thursday and later released on police bail.

"A 16-year-old boy was arrested in Godalming on suspicion of making indecent images of a child," said a Surrey Police spokeswoman.

"Following interview he has been released on police bail."

The boarding school for boys aged 13 to 18 describes itself on its website as "one of the great historic schools of England and among the most beautiful".

It was founded in London in 1611 and moved its present 250 acre site in 1872.

The school also admits girls and day pupils into its sixth form.

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