Somerset vicar held on voyeurism charge

  • 1 November 2012
  • From the section Somerset

A Church of England vicar from Somerset has been arrested on suspicion of voyeurism, the BBC has learned.

The Reverend Richard Lee, the vicar of St Augustine's Church in Locking, was arrested in July. He joined the church from Kent in 2007.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed a 48-year-old man remained on police bail.

A spokesman for the Bath and Wells Diocese said Mr Lee had been suspended from "active ministry" on his arrest.

In a statement, the Diocese spokesperson confirmed Mr Lee had been arrested.

It added: "The Diocese of Bath and Wells has and will continue to fully co-operate with police inquiries.

"There will be no further comment until the police have concluded their investigation."

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