Orthodox special constable wins prestigious police award

By Sandy Rashty, September 9, 2015

Charedi officer Moshe Rothstein has won a UK government award that recognises outstanding special constables and police support volunteers.

Special Constable Mr Rothstein, the only religious Jew serving in the Greater Manchester Police division, said he was “overwhelmed” on receipt of the Lord Ferrers Award at the House of Commons this afternoon.


Three more people charged in LL Camps case

By Sandy Rashty, September 4, 2015

Three people have been charged by police in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Hertfordshire.

Police have confirmed that two men and one woman had been charged with offences.

LL Camps co-founder Ben Lewis was charged with three offences relating to indecent images of children last month.


Lord Janner trial date on historical child sex abuse charges set for February

By Marcus Dysch, September 1, 2015

Lord Janner could face trial on a series of historical child sex abuse charges in 2016.

At an Old Bailey hearing this afternoon a judge scheduled the case for February next year.

But the elderly peer’s lawyers are expected to argue that he is not well enough to be questioned about the allegations at a “fitness to plead hearing” in December.


Man fined for contempt of court after Ben Lewis court hearing

By Naomi Firsht, August 26, 2015

The father of LL Camps director Ben Lewis has been charged with contempt of court and ordered to pay a fine of £150.

Larry Lewis was arrested at St Albans Crown Court this morning after taking a photo at his son’s trial. He was brought before Judge Andrew Bright this afternoon.


Mugger's dad fined

By Naomi Firsht, August 20, 2015

A father has pleaded guilty to intimidating a mugging victim who accused his son of robbery.

Mark Izraelov, 50, of Finchley, was fined £1,500 for his conduct towards Samuel Brown during an encounter at Sami's kosher restaurant in north London.

Yacov Izraelov, 20, of Finchley, was subsequently convicted of mugging Mr Brown.


Janner arrives at court

By Marcus Dysch, August 14, 2015

Lord Janner has arrived at court ahead of his appearance to be charged with historical child sex abuse.

The peer arrived at Westminster Magistrates Court in central around 25 minutes before his scheduled appearance.

The 87-year-old, who suffers from severe dementia, was driven past waiting photographers and entered the building via an underground car park in a silver Toyota Avensis.


Barnardo’s to return money raised by convicted paedophile

By Sandy Rashty, August 12, 2015

Barnardo’s children’s charity has confirmed that it will return money donated by convicted paedophile Miles Esterson, after the JC revealed that he had raised the funds using an alias.


Summer camp director charged with possession of indecent images of children

By Sandy Rashty, August 12, 2015

Police have charged a man in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Ben Lewis, who is Jewish, was due to appear at Hatfield Remand Court this morning.

The 25-year-old, from Borehamwood in Hertfordshire, has been charged with three offences in connection with indecent images of children.


Lord Janner to challenge court appearance ruling

By Marcus Dysch, August 11, 2015

Lord Janner is to challenge a magistrate’s ruling that he should appear in court in person to face historic child sex abuse charges.

A High Court judge will consider whether it was unlawful to order him to come to Westminster Magistrates Court despite suffering from severe dementia.


Summer camp closed after man arrested over indecent images of children

By Sandy Rashty, August 7, 2015

Police have confirmed that LL Camps in Hertfordshire was shut down after a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of indecent images of children.

The privately-run children’s summer camp, which is popular with Jewish families, was shut down on Thursday without notice.