Labour Party faces Greville Janner probe over potential cover up of paedophile allegations

Labour Party faces Greville Janner probe over potential cover up of paedophile allegations

AN INQUIRY into historic sexual abuse will examine whether the Labour Party covered up paedophile allegations against the late Greville Janner.

PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Apr 16, 2017
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Labour face an investigation over covering up paedophile allegations against Greville Janner

Chairwoman Baroness Alexis Jay confirmed this week that it will also investigate whether the security services and council chiefs knew of claims he molested boys in care.

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The Crown Prosecution Service considered that there was enough evidence to warrant prosecution but ruled he was unfit to stand trial due to his dementia.
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The 87-year-old peer, who was suspended by Labour, died in December 2015 still facing allegations

A trial of facts was scheduled instead but was shelved after his death, prompting six complainants to announce they were planning to sue his estate.
“The inquiry will investigate institutional responses to child sexual abuse allegations involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC
Baroness Alexis Jay
His family have maintained his innocence and condemned a “witch hunt”.
Baroness Jay chairs a wide-ranging inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales, with allegations that it reached the highest levels of society.
The inquiry has had problems, and she is the fourth person to head it.
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Greville Janner’s family have maintained his innocence and condemned a ‘witch hunt’

Baroness Jay said: “The inquiry will investigate institutional responses to child sexual abuse allegations involving the late Lord Janner of Braunstone QC.
“Findings will be used to make recommendations to improve child protection. Allegations against ex-Labour MP Janner arose in 1991.
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