LORD JENNER NEVER EVER GIVE UP TILL THE FIGHT IS WON

Police raid offices in parliament of Labour peer Lord Janner as part of inquiry in historic child sex abuse claims

  • Leicestershire police carry out search of office in Houses of Parliament 
  • It was part of an ongoing inquiry into non-recent child sexual abuse
  • Greville Janner was a Leicestershire Labour MP from 1970 to 1997

Police have raided an office in the House of Lords as part of an inquiry into child abuse allegations, it was reported today.
Officers searched the workplace of Labour peer Lord Greville Janner in connection with an investigation into historic claims of child sex abuse.
It is highly unusual for police to enter the House of Parliament to carry out searches, because MPs and peers are usually protected by parliamentary privilege.
The offices of Lord Janner were raided by officers from Leicestershire police in March, it has emerged
The offices of Lord Janner were raided by officers from Leicestershire police in March, it has emerged
Eight officers from Leicestershire Police entered Lord Janner’s office and some computer equipment was removed, the People reported.
The raid happened in March but has only just come to light. Lord Janner, a Labour MP from 1970-97, was not arrested.
A spokeswoman said the search was carried out in line with Lords’ procedures and monitored by senior officials.
She said: ‘Leicestershire Police can confirm that in March 2014 its officers carried out a search of part of the House of Lords in connection with an ongoing inquiry into non-recent child sexual abuse.
‘A search warrant was obtained in advance from a Crown Court judge and the search was conducted in accordance with established House of Lords’ procedures, and monitored by senior officials from the House of Lords.
‘No arrests or charges have been made, and inquiries continue.’ 
It is highly unusual for police to enter the House of Parliament to carry out searches, because MPs and peers are usually protected by parliamentary privilege.
It is highly unusual for police to enter the House of Parliament to carry out searches, because MPs and peers are usually protected by parliamentary privilege.
The search follows a raid of the peer’s home in Barnet, north London last year.
In 1991 Frank Beck, who ran care homes in Leicestershire, was found guilty of abusing more than 100 children in the 1970s and 1980s.
During the trial, a 30-year-old man claimed he had been abused by Lord Janner, who was still an MP at the time.
However, Lord Janner was not prosecuted and he insisted there was ‘not a shred of truth’ in the claims.
Lord Janner was an MP for 27 years, first for Leicester North West and then Leicester West, until he retired in 1997. He was made a life peer that year.
The father of three is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and has been active in efforts to get compensation for Holocaust victims.
On his website, he says he speaks nine languages and is a member of the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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