Two men charged with harassment

Two Orthodox men have been charged with harassment.

Samuel Erlanger and Shlomo Feldman will appear in court next month.

They were arrested in January as part of an ongoing investigation which saw Golders Green rabbi Chaim Halpern questioned in February in connection with alleged sexual assault and perverting the course of justice.

Rabbi Halpern, head of the Divrei Chaim Synagogue, has not been charged and denies all allegations of wrongdoing.

Mr Erlanger, 38, of Powis Gardens, Golders Green, faces one charge of harassment in relation to incidents alleged to have taken place between December 25 last year and January 23 this year.

He has been bailed to appear at Hendon Magistrates' Court on May 2.

Mr Feldman, 29, of Lynmouth Road, Stamford Hill, faces three charges of harassment without violence. He will appear at the same court on May 15.

The men were charged today at Colindale police station.

Last updated: 11:14am, April 18 2013