Rabbi Chaim Halpern released in sex assault inquiry

A rabbi arrested in an inquiry into an alleged sexual assault has been released without charge.

Home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the BBC understood Rabbi Chaim Halpern, 54, had been held in February.

The rabbi, who runs a synagogue in Golders Green, north London, was also questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Three other men arrested in connection with the alleged sexual abuse have also been released with no further action.

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