Police probe post-circumcision death

Police are investigating the death of an infant who went into cardiac arrest 15 minutes after his circumcision in a north London synagogue Feb. 1. The London Metropolitan Police’s serious crime directorate is leading an investigation into the death. Eight-day-old Amitai Moshe went into cardiac arrest after a registered mohel performed the circumcision, and died more than a week later. The cause of his death has not been confirmed and police are treating the death as unexplained. A spokesman for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said no connection has been established between the circumcision and Amitai’s death, and called the tragedy an “unfortunate juxtaposition of two events.”

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