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Circumcision investigation

by: SJ reporter - Last updated: 2007-02-15

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Police are investigating the death of a baby boy who was circumcised at Golders Green Synagogue in north west London.

According to the Daily Mirror, the unnamed baby died in hospital and the post mortem revealed he died from cardiac arrest and oxygen starvation.

As well as family members, the rabbi who performed the bris will be interviewed by police following concern by the doctors who were treating the baby and the case is being led by Scotland Yard's child abuse investigators.

The United Synagogue, of which Golders Green Synagogue is part of, has said it will not be commenting on the incident as it is awaiting details of the police inquiry.