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Suspension of the Bishop of Lincoln

Statement from Lincolnshire Police
Issued at 1430 on Thursday 16th May 2019

We are aware of the decision today of the Archbishop of Canterbury to suspend the Bishop of Lincoln from office and it would not be appropriate for us to comment on that decision.

The first phase of the Lincolnshire Police Operation Redstone investigation into non-recent sexual abuse cases and resulted in three men being convicted.

Phase 2 of the investigation is continuing into wider safeguarding issues and management decisions within the Diocese. Because it is a live investigation and we do not want to jeopardise the outcome, we do not intend to make any further comment.

We are committed to ensuring the safeguarding of victims and continue to work with the full co-operation of the Lincoln Diocese.

There is an absolute multi-agency commitment to a transparent, survivor–focussed and diligent investigation of every matter raised with the team. Anyone wanting to make contact in complete confidence can do so to the Diocese Safeguarding Adviser, Debbie Johnson who can be contacted on 01522 504081

ENDS

Editor Note: We will not be offering anyone for interview.

16 May 19 3:29 PM

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