CPS Missed Three Chances to Nail Janner
A independent inquiry has found that the CPS could have brought Lord Janner to justice three times, but failed to do so. The damning findings also lay into the “inadequate” police investigation. The report found:
- The decision not to charge Lord Janner in 1991 was wrong and there was enough evidence against him to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for offences of indecent assault and buggery. In addition, the police investigation was inadequate and no charging decision should have been taken by the CPS until the police had undertaken further enquiries.
- In 2002, allegations against Lord Janner were not supplied by the police to the CPS and accordingly no prosecution was possible. This merits investigation by the IPCC.
- There was sufficient evidence to prosecute Lord Janner in 2007 for indecent assault and buggery. He should have been arrested and interviewed and his home searched.
So, who was responsible for him getting away with it?