30/09/2013

Devon Authorities Investigate Religious Community Over Caning Allegations

Devon County Council and Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating claims of children being beaten with canes at a small religious community in the town.

The allegations against the Twelve Tribes Community in Dunkeswill, Honiton, first appeared in the Independent newspaper.

The NSPCC subsequently raised concerns over the allegation leading to an investigation by authorities.

According to reports, forty children were removed from two Twelve Tribes communities in Klosterzimmern and Wornitz, in Germany.

(MH/CD)

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