Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Greville Janner: alleged victims to address public inquiry

A number of Greville Janner's alleged victims will give evidence at the inquiry into the authorities' handling of child abuse allegations against the politician.

They have formally asked for permission to be 'core participants' at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The inquiry will ask whether efforts to try the former Labour MP for Leicester West for alleged child abuse when he was alive and well were "hindered or prevented" by public authorities.

It is also conducting 12 other sexual abuse inquiries which allegedly involve prominent public figures.

However, the Janner strand of its inquiry is to begin on Wednesday, March 9.

The veteran Labour politician – who was accused of 22 sexual offences against boys between 1963 and 1988 – died aged 87 shortly before Christmas.

His death ended the prospect of his alleged victims' evidence ever being tested in a criminal court.  (more...)

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