London Evening Standard
Rector of two village churches suspended as police investigate ‘historic sexual assault’ in Islington
Published: 26 January 2015 \
The rector of two village churches has been suspended while police investigate allegations of a historic sexual assault in London.
Rev Simon Sayers is alleged to have indecently assaulted his victim in Islington during the early 1990s.
He has been suspended from his position as the rector of two churches in Hampshire – St James Church, Emsworth, and St Thomas a Becket, Warblington – while detectives probe the claims.
Parishioners were informed about the investigation by the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Rev Christopher Foster, before services yesterday morning.
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