NEW LABOUR PARTY: Police raid offices in parliament of Labour peer Lord Janner as part of inquiry in historic child sex abuse claims

    • Leicestershire police carry out search of office in Houses of Parliament
    • It was part of an ongoing inquiry into non-recent child sexual abuse
    • Greville Janner was a Leicestershire Labour MP from 1970 to 1997

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The move came after police spent several days searching the 85-year-old politician’s home in Golders Green, north-west London, in December.

The widowed father of three, a Labour MP in Leicester from 1970 to 1997, has not been arrested in connection with the allegations and police have yet to send a full file of evidence to the CPS.

But preliminary papers have been served to prosecutors who are advising detectives on the progress of the investigation which started last year after a man came forward claiming he was abused as a teenager in the 1970s by Lord Janner.

The probe has been linked to pervert Frank Beck, who was found guilty of abusing more than 100 children in the 1970s and 1980s.

Beck, who ran three children’s homes in Leicestershire, was given five life sentences and died behind bars. Two hundred children complained they had been abused by him over 13 years to 1986.

In Beck’s 1991 trial, a 30-year-old man said he had been abused by Lord Janner, who was still an MP at the time, while he was in care aged 13. Lord Janner was not prosecuted and received cross-party support in the Commons when he said there was ‘not a shred of truth’ in the claims. Police rarely enter the Houses of Parliament because of the age-old principle of parliamentary privilege intended to guarantee politicians’ freedom of speech.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2665005/Police-raid-offices-parliament-Labour-peer-Lord-Janner-inquiry-historic-child-sex-abuse-claims.html#ixzz37CszXwjh

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