Yet another Nu Labour EU paedophile scandal. Britain’s ambassador for schools in Europe sacked over child porn charges

A deputy headmaster who represents British schools in Europe has been sacked after he was arrested on child porn charges.

Ken Browne, of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, was arrested over the summer holidays on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children, police confirmed.

Ken Browne, pictured at the gates of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, is suspected of possessing indecent images of children
Ken Browne, pictured at the gates of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children

Chair of the school governors Reg Hook confirmed that Mr Browne, also head of languages at the school, had been axed after his arrest on July 24.
Ken Browne, pictured at the gates of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, is suspected of possessing indecent images of children

Ken Browne, pictured at the gates of Dorothy Stringer High School in Brighton, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children

Mr Browne was one of 25 teachers in the UK selected by the Foreign Office as an ‘ambassador for British schools in Europe’ – a pupil exchange project launched in 2007.

Mr Hook said in his letter: ‘A member of school staff, Ken Browne, was arrested on July 24, 2009 on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

‘I am able to advise you that he no longer works at the school.

‘I am aware that this information may cause parents concern and I would like to reassure parents that the governing body and staff at the school are working in co-operation with and with support from the local authority and police.

‘Should either you or your child have any particular concerns arising from this issue, I would advise that in the first instance contact Brian Orrells, acting headmaster, or Suzanne Lewis, assistant head of pastoral care.’

Parents at the 1,600-pupil comprehensive school for children aged between 11 and 16 were told about the ex-deputy head’s arrest yesterday but told that the alleged offences did not involve pupils from the school.

The allegations are believed to have come to light as part of an ongoing police investigation by Sussex Police’s child protection unit and related to images downloaded from the internet. Officers confirmed they were investigating but would not release any further details about how the alleged offences came to light.
A spokeswoman for Brighton police said: ‘A 59-year-old Brighton man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children.
‘The man is a senior staff member form the Dorothy Stringer school.
‘The police investigation does not relate to any past or present pupils of the Dorothy Stringer school.’

Police would not reveal the nature of the images concerned or say how many pictures he is accused of possessing.

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: ‘Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, Brighton & Hove City Council is unable to comment beyond the facts laid out in a letter to parents and carers this week.

‘However, we can confirm that the council is working with governors and staff to provide information and support to children and their parents and carers about the matter.’

One parent, who asked not to be named, said: ‘This has come as a huge shock to everyone here.

‘Mr Browne was seen as someone the kids turned to in a crisis. Everyone is deeply disturbed by his arrest.’

Source: Mail Online.co.uk
By Daily Mail Reporter

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