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Nursery sex assault probe dropped

An investigation into an allegation that a nursery worker sexually assaulted a child was dropped tonight by police.

The woman, from Poole, in Dorset, was arrested on Sunday evening on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child under 13, before being released on police bail.

The Down In The Woods nursery in Merley, Dorset, where she works, was searched and remained closed today while the probe continued.

But tonight the force said the woman - who had not been named - had no case to answer following a "swift and thorough" investigation.

The nursery will re-open tomorrow.