Teacher arrested over teddy named Mohammed

A British teacher has been arrested in Sudan for letting her children name a teddy bear Mohammed, the British Embassy in Sudan said today.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, from Liverpool, was detained yesterday on suspicion of insulting Islam’s prophet.

The teacher let her class of seven-years-olds choose the name as part of a school project.

A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm a British national was arrested by police in Sudan yesterday. We are providing consular assistance.”


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