hildren as young as five are being reported to police on suspicion of “sexual assault” according to new research, prompting claims that “common sense” is now being abandoned because of pressure on schools to act on allegations.

New figures from police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland show the number of sexual offence claims brought by or about schoolchildren almost trebling in the four years since the Jimmy Savile scandal first broke.

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