People with convictions for child cruelty, indecent assault and kidnapping have applied for jobs in Greater Manchester’s classrooms.

Checks on people applying to work as teachers, teaching assistants or head teachers in the region turned up six previous convictions for indecent assaults against women.

The criminal record checks also found convictions for indecent exposure, with two in Manchester and one each in Bolton and Trafford.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here.

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