No further action taken after allegation of sexual assault at Peterborough primary school

Police investigating an allegation that a pupil at a Peterborough primary school was the victim of an sexual assault by another pupil have said no further action will be taken.

Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 2:14 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:49 am
Lime Academy Parnwell

The alleged incident took place at Lime Academy, Parnwell, earlier in November.

Today, Wednesday November 28, a police spokesman said: "Officers investigating reports of a sexual assault involving two children in Peterborough have concluded that no further action will be taken due to their being insufficient evidence to progress a case."

At the time of the allegations, Headteacher Sarah Cullen told the Peterborough Telegraph: “Safeguarding is of paramount importance at Lime Academy Parnwell and following an allegation about an incident involving pupils we are now working with the police as they investigate.

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Lime Academy Parnwell

"We have informed parents of the situation as we appreciate that they have concerns and let them know that, as is normal following a serious allegation, we have reviewed our immediate safeguarding arrangements to ensure their children are safe in our care.

"The school is open and well-attended, it is important for children's education that parents continue to send them to school."