Police investigate Lincolnshire special school allegation

A police investigation has started into an allegation of ill treatment at a special school in Lincolnshire.

The inquiry at Lady Jane Franklin School in Spilsby is at an early stage, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said.

The school has 65 pupils aged from 11 to 16 with learning difficulties such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

School governor Canon John Thorold confirmed some school staff had been suspended.

A Lincolnshire Police statement said: "Lincolnshire Police can confirm that we are investigating an allegation of ill-treatment at Lady Jane Franklin School.

"We are unable to confirm which staff members, nor how many staff members are involved."

Lincolnshire County Council said it could not comment on "individual employee issues" at the school.

A school spokesman said the school would remain open while the investigation takes place.

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