Friday, 26 June 2015

QC concludes evidence against Janner should be tested in court

Posted by Nick Sutton on Twitter:

"The controversial decision not to prosecute Lord Janne for historical child sex offences is to be overturned. A senior barrister who has spent several weeks examining the evience as part of an independent review has concluded there should be a hearing over the allegations."

"The decision - due to be made public next week - paves the way for evidence to be tested in a criminal court in a `trial of the facts` even if the Labour peer is too ill to attend."

"There was outrage in April when the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, announced Janner would not be charged despite there being enough evidence to prosecute him for 22 sex offences against nine people."

(Stephen Wright)

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