A Wigan school has admitted unwittingly serving halal meat to its young pupils.

When concerned mum Alison Thorpe, who runs Lucky Hens rescue farm, inquired at her daughter's school - St Benedict's Primary in Hindley - whether it served the meat slaughtered according to Islamic practice, she was shocked to discover it had.

Wigan Council said Metrofresh, which supplies meals for all borough schools, owned up to an error with suppliers and it accepted it had given the halal chicken to the primary school.

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