A FORMER England netball player is seeking legal advice after claims that she posed topless on an internet site while she was a teacher at a high school.

Louise Crolla, from Bury, has dismissed the News of the World article as "total fabrication", saying the topless pictures were personal photographs taken several years ago.

It was also reported Miss Crolla had been suspended from her £30,000 a year PE teaching job at Royton and Crompton High School, Oldham, following the article.

The 26-year-old, who has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manchester, said: "I am not a model, I am not a teacher or qualified as one, and I have never posed topless for any website or modelling agency.

"The pictures were taken years ago for my own use, to look back on when I am old, and certainly not for public consumption. The story is total fabrication."

Miss Crolla, who lives with her parents in Bury, added: "I was asked by a friend to spend four days teaching netball at a school in Oldham and I have done that. How can I be suspended when I don't work at the school?"

The former St Gabriel's RC High School pupil says she and her family will be taking legal advice.

Louise hit the heights at the age of 19 when she was selected to play in the England Under 21 squad at the World Youth Netball Championships and has travelled around the world playing netball from the Bahamas to Australia.