Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Janner: Cover-up fears over Labour peers link to senior legal figures

A ‘magic circle’ of top legal figures may have protected Lord Janner when he faced a police probe over an alleged child sex offence, it was claimed last night.

The Mail revealed yesterday that the Labour peer is at the centre of an investigation into claims he abused a teenage boy in Scotland in the 1970s.

Today it can be revealed that senior personnel running the Scottish judicial and prosecution service at the time the complaint was made against the peer were key figures in the so-called ‘magic circle’ scandal of the early 1990s.

It centred around claims that top Scottish judges, sheriffs and advocates had been compromised by gay liaisons. But this is now believed to have been a smokescreen for a paedophile ring operating in the heart of Edinburgh’s legal establishment – claims which are also under police investigation.  (more...)

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