Two men deny harassment charges

By Marcus Dysch, May 22, 2013

Two Orthodox men have appeared in court to deny harassment charges.

Samuel Erlanger, 38, and Shlomo Feldman, 29, were charged by police last month during an ongoing investigation which saw Golders Green rabbi Chaim Halpern questioned in connection with alleged sexual assault and perverting the course of justice

At Hendon Magistrates Court on Monday, Mr Feldman, of Lynmouth Road, Stamford Hill, denied three charges of harassment without violence.

He was bailed to reappear at Willesden Magistrates Court on July 26.

Mr Erlanger, of Powis Gardens, Golders Green, denied one count of the same charge at Hendon earlier this month. He will appear at the Willesden court on July 23.

Rabbi Halpern, head of the Divrei Chaim Synagogue, has not been charged, denies all allegations of wrongdoing and is on bail until July.

Last updated: 4:23pm, May 22 2013