Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Janner`s son wants CPS to take action against sex abuse accuser
"A man whose claims about a Westminster paedophile ring prompted a £1.8m police investigation could face prosecution for attempting to pervert the course of justice."
"The claimant, known only as `Nick`, made a series of lurid allegations about a number of influential figures including the former prime minister Edward Heath, Lord Bramall, the former head of the armed forces, the former home secretary Leon Brittan and the former Tory MP Harvey Proctor."
"No evidence was found to back up his claims."
"He also alleged that the former Labour MP Greville Janner — later Lord Janner — was part of the ring."
"Janner’s family have written to an internal Metropolitan police inquiry demanding that Nick be prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)."
"`If the CPS does not take action then I will be consulting our legal team about launching a private prosecution of Nick,` said Daniel Janner QC, the son of the peer, who died in December while facing allegations of sexual assault."
See The Needle Blog for a list of other allegations against Janner.