Lord Janner Image courtesy BBC
The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has decided to go ahead with a wide ranging inquiry into allegations that the late Greville Janner was involved in child sexual abuse and whether the Labour Party, the intelligence services, Parliament and government departments could have been involved in a cover up.
The decision, announced on the inquiry’s website, comes despite strong objections from Lord Janner’s family and a plea from retired Assistant Chief Constable Tony Butler, from Leicestershire Police to halt investigations immediately.
The terms of the inquiry are set out in a full statement from Alexis Jay, chair of the inquiry here but the full terms are worth repeating in full.
” 1. The Inquiry will investigate institutional responses to allegations of child sexual abuse involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC (“Lord Janner”).
2. In particular, the Inquiry will consider
2.1. the adequacy…
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