Parents were left horrified when an online event for Yorkshire students was hacked by naked men exposing themselves to children.

Police are now investigating after the hackers 'committed lewd acts and made threats' towards the distraught pupils.

Six schools had been invited to join an 'author' event arranged by Reading Rampage yesterday morning.

But when the pupils logged in, instead of seeing the event that was promised, they were shocked to see a group of naked men exposing themselves.

One parent whose child clicked on the link said: “A few kids obviously clicked the link the teacher sent over and there were loads of foreign men stood totally naked with their private parts in their hands.”

The Laurel Academy said it could not provide a formal statement while the incident was under investigation by police.

However, in a letter sent to parents, Richard Brooke, Laurel Academy’s principal, said: "We are aware of an issue with an online external event attended by some of our Year 7 students today.

“We are taking steps with the external provider."

South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: 'We received a call yesterday (9 February) at 11am reporting an online session, being hosted externally to a number of Doncaster schools, being hacked by two men.

“It is believed they committed lewd acts and made threats towards the children attending the session.

“Enquiries are on-going to ascertain the circumstances and find those responsible."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting incident number 358 of 9 February 2021.