December 7, 2015
Lord Janner is unfit to stand trial over child sexual abuse offences dating back 50 years, a High Court judge has ruled.
Mr JuBBC Newsstice Openshaw told the Old Bailey the 87-year-old peer had “advanced and disabling dementia”.
Both prosecution and defence barristers had agreed at a previous hearing that Greville Janner was not well enough to take part in a criminal trial.
Lord Janner faces 22 counts of sex offences against boys.
Greville Janner was made Lord Janner of Braunstone in 1997. He remains a life peer, but has been on leave of absence since 2014. He was suspended from the Labour Party in April.