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Teacher Simon Clannachan jailed for child and bestiality images

Simon Clannachan
Image caption Simon Clannachan admitted 14 counts of making indecent images of children

A primary school teacher who was caught with indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals has been jailed for six months.

Simon Clannachan admitted 14 counts of making indecent images of children and seven of possessing pornographic images portraying a sexual act with an animal.

The 40-year-old was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Clannachan, of Richmond Park Avenue, Bournemouth had resigned from his job at Kingsleigh Primary School.

He was placed on the sex offenders register for seven years and disqualified from working with children.

In a statement, Richard Gower, the head teacher at Kingsleigh Primary School, said the school "accepts the six month sentence".

"This brings closure of the matter and allows everyone in our school community to continue to move on. We have much to be proud of at Kingsleigh and look forward to staff and pupils returning in September," he said.

None of the offences is believed to have involved pupils attending the school.

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