Janner WILL face justice: Top barrister to recommend DPP’s decision is over-ruled so case against Labour peer IS heard in court

  • Independent QC is said to have serious misgivings about original decision
  • Expected to recommend overturning it in review paper released next week
  • Would mean evidence can be heard in court even if Janner too ill to attend
  • It would be the first time such a high profile Crown Prosecution Service decision has been overturned 

By Stephen Wright

An independent QC is to overturn the controversial decision that Lord Janner should not face justice over a string of paedophile allegations.

The sensational U-turn by prosecutors means a court will now hear historical child sex claims against the disgraced former Labour MP.

A top barrister, who has spent several weeks examining the decision not to put Janner on trial, has concluded the allegations should be heard even though the peer has severe dementia.

U Turn: An independent QC is expected to overturn the controversial decision not to prosecute Lord Janner, who is accused of 22 sex attack over 19 years but now suffers from advanced dementia



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