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Information blackout as senior staff member at Islington school arrested on suspicion of fraud

PUBLISHED: 13:09 24 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:49 25 January 2018

Islington Council has refused to disclose any details about the arrest or the school. Picture: Top Drawer Sausage (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Islington Council has refused to disclose any details about the arrest or the school. Picture: Top Drawer Sausage (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Top Drawer Sausage (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A senior staff member at an Islington school has been arrested on suspicion of fraud.

But despite the Gazette’s best efforts to bring you the full story, we have faced a brick wall from both the town hall and school – which as a result we are unable to name.

We have not even been told officially whether or not the staff member has been suspended.

In a statement last week, police said: “On January 15, police were made aware of an allegation of fraud at a school in Islington. A man was arrested on suspicion of fraud on January 17 and has been released under investigation. Officers from Central North CID are investigating.”

An Islington Council spokesman said: “We are aware police are investigating an allegation of fraud at a school in Islington. We cannot comment further at this time.”

When approached by the Gazette in person on Tuesday afternoon, a school spokesman said: “No comment.”

Parents and readers can rest assured we will continue digging as we believe they have a right to know.


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