Janner case is dropped
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS against Lord Janner over alleged child sex abuse have been dropped following his death.
A judge at the Old Bailey ruled last Friday that the case could not proceed against the former Board of Deputies president.
Lord Janner had been accused of 22 counts of sexual offences against boys dating back to the 1960s. His family strongly denied the allegations.
A High Court judge had declared Lord Janner unfit to stand trial last year because he suffered from dementia.
A trial of facts — where a jury decides whether the defendant committed the offences, but where there can be no guilty verdict and no sentence — had been expected to take place in April.
After the case was dropped, 12 former residents of children’s homes in the East Midlands area told the BBC they had been abused by Lord Janner.
It is thought around 20 people plan to bring legal action against his estate.