October 25, 2016

Lord Janner, 87, dies but victims’ claims live on

GREVILLE JANNER, the Labour peer who was due to face a “trial of the facts” over allegations of child sexual abuse spanning more than 40 years, died yesterday less than two weeks after a judge decided he was unfit to plead to the charges.

The peer, 87, had been suffering from dementia and died peacefully at his home. His family said he would be “deeply missed” and asked that their mourning be respected.

He had been suffering from “advanced and disabling” dementia. His death will almost certainly bring an end to the planned trial of the facts, although theoretically it could still go ahead.

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