Tayside and Central Scotland

Angus teacher arrested over child porn claim

A teacher has been suspended by a council after he was arrested over claims he was in possession of indecent images.

It is understood that some of the images were of children.

The 49-year-old man, who has not been named, is a teacher at a school in Angus.

Tayside Police are believed to have been tipped off about the man's internet activity before he was arrested.

A report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.

Angus Council said the teacher had been told to stay away from his school while he faces criminal charges.

A spokeswoman said: "The council can confirm that a member of staff was suspended this week.

"The council can make no further comment as a report has now been submitted to the procurator fiscal."

A Tayside Police spokesman added: "We can confirm that, following an intelligence-led operation, a 49-year-old Angus man was arrested on Tuesday."

The teacher is expected to appear in court at a later date, which has not yet been fixed.

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