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Janner prosecution is officially brought to a close

The prosecution against former Conservative peer Lord Greville Janner for child sexual offences was officially brought to an end in the last week following his death in December 2015.

After years of campaigning to bring Janner to justice following a series of allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation, support groups persuaded the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to finally commence proceedings in early 2015. This followed an earlier decision in 1991 and 2007 by the CPS to not press charges after it was reported that Janner was in ill health and was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial.

The news comes as a great disappointment to the alleged victims who have painstakingly offered evidence in support of the prosecution. The files have been passed to the team handling the public Inquiry being held by Justice Goddard into wide spread sexual abuse allegations involving public bodies and organisations.

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