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Sunday, September 2, 2012
Police have obtained a European Arrest Warrant for a former Roman Catholic priest accused of past sex offences at an Ealing school.
In June 2010 a man now in his 40s made a historical allegation of sexual assault relating to his time at St Benedict’s School.
Officers from the Met Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Team investigated, and Lawrence Soper was arrested in September 2010 on suspicion of historical sexual assault.
The 68-year-old was bailed to return to a west London police station in March 2011 pending further enquiries. However, he failed to appear.
Police have tried to trace him without success said Scotland Yard, and a European Arrest Warrant for his arrest has now been obtained.
It is believed he may be in Italy. Officers are asking people who know of his whereabouts to call them on 0208 246 1901 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111.