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Thursday 17 April 2014

Four held in Jewish sex abuse probe

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.

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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