Boy, 12, told he will be expelled from school unless he cuts off hair

A 12-year-old boy may be kicked out of school because his long hair does not fit with their uniform policy.

Farouk James said despite the fact his hair is braided neatly for school, he has been threatened with expulsion if he does not chop off his locks.

The child model said he has already been given several detentions at his London school since April.

His mum, Bonnie, said: ‘His request for an exemption based upon cultural and medical grounds has been refused.