Janner: Leicestershire Police Refers Itself To The IPCC

Despite ample evidence of crime, Lord Janner of Braunstone was allowed to escape prosecution for raping and abusing children. Excellent article from the Daily Mail here, giving the full incredible details.

Briefly, it is alleged that Janner abused and raped children from about 1969 onwards. He befriended another rapist Frank Beck, who ran a children’s home in Leicestershire, to obtain access to vulnerable children in the home, whom he could abuse. Although there was enough evidence to charge Janner and a realistic chance of a conviction, Beck got five life sentences and died in prison. Janner was never charged.

The CPS admitted that Lord Janner should have been prosecuted in 1991, because the “evidential test was passed”. In other words, there was a realistic prospect of a conviction. Lord Janner should have been charged with 22 sex offences involving nine children and young adults dating from 1969 to about 1988 consisting of 14 indecent assaults on a male under 16 between 1969 and 1988; two indecent assaults between 1984 and 1988; four counts of buggery of a male under 16 between 1972 and 1987; and two counts of buggery between 1977 and 1988.

The CPS also failed to prosecute Janner in 2002 and 2007.


This is the second time that a Police force has voluntarily referred itself to the IPCC as a result of pressure from the North Yorks Enquirer.

In both cases it was blatantly obvious from the start that there was sufficient evidence of misconduct for the IPCC to be called in but both forces initially stone-walled to resist it.

In the first case, following information from the NYE, the IPCC directed North Yorkshire Police to investigate what it knew about Jimmy Savile. The result was the now completely discredited investigation by Assistant Chief Constable Sue Cross , denying all knowledge of any offending by Peter Jaconelli or Jimmy Savile. Although their offending in Scarborough was well known to Police and public.

Subsequently, following a BBC Inside Out Documentary featuring the NYE team, NYP was forced to re-open the Jimmy Savile and Peter Jaconelli enquiry.

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