Friday, December 20, 2013

Greville Janner's London home searched by Leicestershire police

There were rumours circulating on Twitter last night that Lord Janner, the former Labour MP for Leicester West, had been arrested.

I was not going to repeat them without an authoritative source (remember silly Sally Bercow?), but now the story has made the newspapers.

In fact Lord Janner has not been arrested, but his London home has been searched by Leicestershire police.

As the Ham & High tells it:
Leicestershire Police officers searched a luxury flat belonging to Lord Greville Janner, 85, in West Heath Road on Monday and Tuesday. 
A spokesman for the force said officers had travelled to Hampstead to carry out the searches earlier this week as part of a probe into historic child sex offences alleged to have taken place in the Leicestershire area. 
No arrests have been made as part of the investigation and no one has been interviewed by police.
The ITV site quotes the following statement made on behalf of Lord Janner:
"Lord Janner has not been arrested but has been assisting the Police with their enquiries. We are not able to make any further comment at this time."

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