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Diocese of Gloucester
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Bishop questioned by police

The Rt Revd Michael Perham attended a police station in Gloucester on Tuesday but was not arrested.

Police confirmed they had spoken to a 66 year old man over allegations of offences in 1980 and 1981 relating to a child under 18 and a women over that age.

On Friday Bishop Michael announced he was going to "step back" from his duties with immediate effect.

The Diocese of Gloucester said it was a police matter and it had no comment.

The Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Martyn Snow, has taken over the duties of Bishop Michael.

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