Lord Janner: Inquiry into ‘limited’ child sex abuse investigation
19 March 2015
Further inquiries are to be carried out into whether detectives were told to limit a child sex abuse investigation centred on the former MP, Baron Janner of Braunstone.
The 86-year-old peer’s Barnet, north London, home was searched in December 2013.
Last year Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon revealed that in 1989, as a detective sergeant, he was told not to arrest Mr Janner or search his home, constituency office or House of Commons office.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has said more investigation is needed into the claims.
Leicestershire Police said internal inquiries had been made before the matter was referred to the commission.
A force spokeswoman said: “The IPCC has since advised that the matter should receive local police investigation and further inquiries are now being undertaken by the force.”
A file relating to the investigation of Lord Janner is being considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Greville Janner, who was Labour MP for Leicester North West and then Leicester West, for a total of 27 years, has not been arrested.
The Cambridge graduate stood down as an MP in 1997 and was subsequently made a life peer.
Lord Janner, a father of three, is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. He was also a vice-president of the World Jewish Congress until 2009 and a member of the Magic Circle.
He is also a past chairman and founding patron of the Holocaust Education Trust.
Lord Janner regularly attended the House of Lords until December 2013, when his health reportedly took a turn for the worse.
Come on, CPS: what’s it to be? Time is passing and no one lives for ever.