- Officers raided the home of Lord Greville Janner of Braunstone, Leicester
- Leicestershire Police spent two days searching his flat in Barnet
- The force refused to comment on what was seized at the property
- Spokesman said no arrests have been made in connection with the raid
- Neighbour describes seeing police ‘coming and going’ for days
- Lawyers for the peer say he is helping police with their inquiries
Police officers have raided the London home of Labour Lord Greville Janner, as part of an ‘on-going criminal investigation’ in to historic sex abuse allegations, it has emerged.
Officers from Leicestershire Police spent two days searching the peer’s £600,000 apartment in Barnet, north London.
The force refused to give details of what was seized at the 85-year-old’s home but confirmed it is part of an on-going probe.
It is understood the investigation is into allegations of historic sex abuse.
A police spokesman said: ‘Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers executed a search warrant of a property in Barnet, London as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry.
‘No arrests have been made at this stage.’
The former barrister was named Baron Janner of Braunstone, Leicester in 1997.
The peer’s lawyers WilmerHale said in a statement, that Lord Janner is helping police officers with their inquiries.
The statement said: ‘Lord Janner has not been arrested but has been assisting the police with their inquiries. We are not able to make any further comment at this time.’
Builders working on a renovation next door to Janner’s home saw a number of police cars and officers at the address on Monday and Tuesday.
One said: ‘There were loads of police cars here on Monday and Tuesday. They were coming and going all day.
‘I don’t know what happened, but they’ve been back quite often ever since.
‘I think the old man that lived there was arrested, but I’m not sure.
‘They were here on Tuesday and came back on Wednesday.’
The huge white-fronted property in posh West Hampstead contains six luxury flats.
Janner was at home on Thursday afternoon but refused to answer the door.
A young man, who identified himself as ‘Jameson’, claimed he was the Lord’s personal spiritual healer.
He said: ‘The Lord won’t come to the door. He is exhausted with all the stress of dealing with the police.
‘He’s old and needs his rest. I don’t want to say any more.’