Northern Ireland

Pupil settles school hairstyle legal action

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A legal action over a Northern Ireland grammar school pupil's hairstyle has been settled.

The teenager had issued civil proceedings against the unnamed school, claiming its policy on haircuts was a form of discrimination.

His case, backed by the Equality Commission, was due to be heard at Belfast County Court on Wednesday.

However, the judge was told that a settlement had been reached between the two sides.

The judge imposed an anonymity order to protect the identity of both the pupil and the school involved in the case.

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