#Wallasey Rob Hughes : Deputy Head Arrested Over Child Porn Allegations
Deputy Head, Rob Hughes
THE deputy headteacher of a Merseyside school was arrested over child porn allegations.
Rob Hughes, 55, was ordered to stay away from Wallasey School, in Moreton, where he works during the criminal investigation.
Police today confirmed that Mr Hughes, from Wallasey, was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.
As part of the investigation the ECHO understands police forensic experts are combing hard drives from a personal computer belonging to Mr Hughes.
The investigation is at an early stage.
A source close to the Birket Avenue secondary said parents were not told about the reasons for Mr Hughes’ absence from the school, where he has worked for several years.
The school directed the ECHO to Wirral council when asked for a comment and the local authority referred our query to the police.
John Fryett, a North West official for Mr Hughes’ union, the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), confirmed it knew of his suspension.
He added: “We are aware of the situation and we will be representing him.”