Primary pupil wins sex assault damages

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The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority.

The council has not accepted liability but the undisclosed five-figure settlement could set a precedent.

Figures gathered by BBC News show sexual assaults in schools are still being reported to the police.

Schools in England have been given new guidelines that recognise peer-on-peer abuse for the first time.

The girl, called Bella to protect her true identity, disclosed the repeated sexual…

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