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Letters sent over teacher image arrests in Solihull

Letters have been sent to parents with children at two schools after two teachers were arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

The men, aged 37 and 43, have been suspended from their jobs at separate schools in Solihull, West Midlands.

The letters have been sent to parents and carers with children at St Patrick's School in Earlswood, and Monkspath School in Shirley.

Solihull Council said an advice line was also open over the weekend.

Mark Rogers, from Solihull Council, said: "We have written to all parents and carers of children at the two schools advising them of the situation as far as we can explain it at the moment."

The men were arrested in Monkspath on Wednesday. They were bailed for further inquiries and for seized property to be examined.

A police spokesman said: "At this stage of the inquiry there is nothing to suggest any physical contact between the suspects and the children."

Det Ch Supt Gareth Morgan, head of West Midlands Police Public Protection Unit, said it was a sensitive case which would raise many questions among parents.

"It is an immediate priority to reassure them by providing as much information as and when we can to answer those questions," he said.

"To do that effectively we will progress the investigation as thoroughly and quickly as possible and continue to engage with families and the wider community."

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