Friday, August 14, 2015

Lord Janner: Live updates as 'confused' peer spends 59 seconds in court on child sex abuse charges

After weeks of legal wrangling, Lord Janner has appeared in court in person for the first time over 22 historic child sex abuse charges.

The peer's attendance at Westminster Magistrates' Court lasted 59 seconds and comes after numerous attempts by his defence lawyers - three court hearings over a week - to avoid him having to turn up.

Using a walking stick, he appeared confused and frail as he entered the courtroom, saying: "Oooh, this is wonderful."

Janner was released on unconditional bail, with the next hearing to be held at Southwark Crown Court on September 1.  (more...)

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