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Abuse claims against St Columba's school staff

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Two teachers at one of Scotland's leading private schools have been suspended amid separate allegations of sexual abuse of young girls.

The action was taken by St Columba's School in Inverclyde after details of police investigations came to light.

Police Scotland confirmed that it was investigating a recent allegation involving a young child.

A 56-year-old man has also been reported to prosecutors over alleged historical abuse of a 15-year-old girl.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a complaint has been received regarding a sexual assault on a young girl.

"Enquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."

On the other allegation she said: "A 56-year-old man has been reported to the Procurator Fiscal in connection with non-recent alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl."

The co-educational school, based in Kilmacolm, caters for about 700 pupils, with annual fees of about £11,000.

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