There were three opportunities to put Greville Janner before a jury yet somehow both police and prosecutors seemed to have decided not to.
An independent inquiry discovered that there were missed opportunities first in 1991, then in 2002 and then again in 2007. When he died in December he had been accused of a total of 22 counts of sex offences against boys.
By refusing to prosecute Janner then his accusers have been denied their day in court and Janner has been denied the opportunity of clearing his name.
The independent inquiry discovered that the decision in 1991 was “wrong” because there was enough evidence to provide “a realistic prospect of conviction” on both a charge of indecent assault and one of a serious sexual offence.
Come the 2002 opportunity it seems the police didn’t bother to supply the Crown Prosecution Service with the allegations against Janner. All very odd or forgetful.
Somehow nothing happened in 2007 either even though there was “sufficient evidence to persecute” for indecent assault and a serious sexual offence.
It really does seem to help if you served in the army, went to Cambridge, become a barrister and end up a QC. Oh yes, the establishment certainly do look after their own. LINK