Janner ‘will not face abuse trial’

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Published: Thursday 16th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A Labour peer whose home and House of Lords office have previously been searched in connection with historic child sex abuse allegations, will not be put on trial, it has been reported.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders is expected to announce that it would not be in the public interest to proceed with a case against Lord Greville Janner, The Times newspaper said.

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed it will make an announcement today.

Lord Janner, served as an MP for 27 years, first for Leicester North West and then Leicester West. He was made a life peer in 1997 when he retired.

In March last year Lord Janner’s House of Lords office was searched, but he was not arrested.

In 2013 his home in Barnet, north London was raided by police.

The 86-year-old father of three is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and has been active in efforts to get compensation for Holocaust victims.

On his website, he says he speaks nine languages and is a member of the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Published: Thursday 16th April 2015 by The News Editor

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