A Birmingham school principal has apologised after Muslim pupils were unwittingly fed bacon by mistake in supposed halal chicken baguettes and sandwiches.

The error happened at Ninestiles School in Acocks Green, where the proportion of students from ethnic backgrounds is understood to be more than 50 per cent.

Chris Quinn, executive principal of the secondary school, this week posted an apology on its website about the blunder, which she put down to 'human error'.

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