Saturday, 15 August 2015

Lord Janner appeared in court

"Lord Janner has appeared in court for the first time over historical child sex abuse charges."

"The 87-year-old, who has dementia, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court for less than a minute."

"Lord Janner faces 22 charges spanning the 1960s to the 1980s and was told his case would be sent to crown court."

"His attendance comes after the judge warned he faced arrest if he did not appear following repeated efforts by his lawyers to avoid him turning up."

"The appearance, during which Lord Janner confirmed his name, was brief, with the charges read out after he left and the full hearing taking less than 12 minutes."

"He is accused of 15 counts of indecent assault and seven counts of a separate sexual offence, against a total of nine complainants. "

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