A Labour peer facing more than 20 allegations of historical child abuse looks set to avoid prosecution after doctors said he was unfit to be quizzed because he has dementia.Today's Daily Mail confirms that the peer in question is Lord Janner, who as Greville Janner was for many years a Labour MP in Leicester. Lord Janner has strongly denied such allegations whenever they have been put to him.
The Mail tells us that:
It is believed that the Labour peer’s poor health, he suffers advanced dementia, has prevented officers from speaking to him.This advanced dementia must have come upon Lord Janner quickly, as his page on They Work for You shows that he took part in votes in the upper house quite regularly until late last year.
Lord Janner's London home was searched by Leicestershire Police just before Christmas and he has not been well enough to attend the Lords since.