A teacher in Torbay has been arrested over allegations he groomed a pupil for sex.
The 49-year-old man has been bailed pending further inquiries into claims he had an inappropriate relationship with a female pupil under the age of 16.
A police statement confirmed: “A 49-year-old man from South Devon has been arrested on suspicion of grooming a child under the age of 16 years and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. The police are working with a school in South Devon as part of a multi-agency safeguarding response to the investigation.
“This investigation relates to a known individual child and currently there are no wider safeguarding concerns.”
A spokesman at the school confirmed the teacher was no longer employed by them.
The spokesman said: “The school can confirm that there is an ongoing investigation into a former member of staff.”