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Saturday 30 August 2014

Four held in Jewish sex abuse probe

Published 21/02/2013 | 17:11

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The probe focuses on one of Britain's largest Orthodox Jewish communities

Four men have been arrested by police investigating sexual abuse allegations among one of Britain's largest Orthodox Jewish communities.

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A 54-year-old - who is understood to be a senior rabbi from Golders Green - was arrested yesterday on suspicion of sexual assault and perverting the course of justice. He remains in custody at a north London police station.

Three other men - aged 25, 62 and 64 - were also arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in relation to the arrest of the 54-year-old, the Metropolitan Police said.

Met Police borough commander for Barnet Adrian Usher said: "In Barnet we are currently working with members of all our communities to ensure the voices of victims of abuse are heard.

"My message to those victims is simple - come forward and we will listen to, support and believe you."

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