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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 September 2006, 14:41 GMT 15:41 UK
Islamic school search called off
The Jameah Islameah school
The Jameah Islameah school was raided on 1 September
Police have called off their search of an Islamic school in East Sussex raided as part of an anti-terrorism inquiry.

Teachers and pupils were allowed to return to the Jameah Islameah school at Mark Cross, near Crowborough on Saturday, the first day of Ramadan.

"We put a lot of pressure on police to make sure they could go back today and thank God they did," said Brighton and Hove Muslim Forum's Sabri ben Ameur.

A Sussex Police spokesman said officers were no longer searching the premises.

Anti-terrorism officers swooped on the independent school on 1 September.

'Questions to ask'

No arrests were made at the school and the 11 pupils, along with more than 20 teachers and other adults living at the 54-acre site, were moved to alternative accommodation.

"No-one has been charged, no arrests have been made and no-one is under suspicion of any kind," said Mr ben Ameur.

"We have a lot of questions to ask, such as who will pay for people's loss of earnings?"

He said it was hoped the school would reopen soon but the pupils and teachers needed a period of time to settle in again.

They would be observing the holy month of Ramadan, during which strict fasting takes place between sunrise and sunset.

The raid at the school took place at the same time as a series of raids on premises in London in which 14 people were arrested.

Twelve men have been charged and remanded in custody to await trial in connection with the raids, which targeted an alleged terrorist recruitment network.

Two people were released.




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