Sex abuse victims to pursue Janner in civil court

LORD JANNER, who has been accused of child sexual abuse, will face court regardless of whether the decision not to prosecute him is overturned.

An independent QC is examining the decision by Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, not to prosecute Janner over 22 cases of alleged child sexual abuse because he has Alzheimer’s disease and is not fit to stand trial.

But Liz Dux, a lawyer at Slater and Gordon who is representing some of the alleged victims, said they would pursue civil claims against Janner even if the independent review upholds the decision not to prosecute.