Teacher accused of rape

A TEACHER at a Suffolk high school has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl.The 23-year-old man, who teaches at Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, was arrested on Monday after Suffolk police received an allegation from the teenage girl.

A TEACHER at a Suffolk high school has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl.

The 23-year-old man, who teaches at Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, was arrested on Monday after Suffolk police received an allegation from the teenage girl.

A police spokeswoman said the allegation related to an incident which was said to have occurred in early July this year in Ufford.

The teacher, who is from Ipswich, was taken into custody at Felixstowe Police Station on Monday where he was interviewed by detectives.

He was later bailed by police and will return to the police station on December 3.

Suffolk County Council confirmed the teacher has been suspended until the outcome of the police investigation.

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A spokesman said: “We are aware of the case. The member of staff involved has been suspended until a conclusion is reached in the proceedings.

“The local authority is providing support to the school during the investigation.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “Suffolk police have arrested a 23-year-old Ipswich man on suspicion of rape after receiving an allegation from a 16-year-old girl.

“The allegation relates to an incident said to have occurred in early July 2007 in Ufford.

“The 23-year-old man has been bailed until December 3 at Felixstowe Police Station.”

Farlingaye High School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18 and is based on the edge of Woodbridge in Ransom Road.

The main school has 1,418 pupils on its roll and a further 326 in the sixth form.

Farlingaye has been a maths and computing specialist school since 2002.

The school's website says it is the best non-selective school in the country according to The Independent's league table of A-Level results.

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