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Lord Janner: Scotland in 1972 and company law and not all Jews in the Daily Mail

by | 3rd, May 2015

Daily Express : “Scots police put on spot in Janner probe”

Why?

One of the Labour peer’s alleged victims claims the MP took him on a tour of Scotland in the early 1970s during which he was subjected to serious sexual assaults. He made a report at an Edinburgh police station in 1991 but the Crown Office yesterday confirmed they have never been notified.

Where is this report?

It raises fears that Scottish officers may have been ordered to drop any investigation into the politician, like their counterparts south of the Border.

Alleged. May. The facts are not there. We then hear once more from Kelvyn Ashby, a former detective inspector in Leicester, who “revealed that senior officers forced him to shelve his inquiry into Lord Janner”.

What does he recall?

“My only recollection is that we verified that the tour took place – I think it was some sort of official tour for the Labour party. It must have been quite a rarity for an English parliamentarian to be going on a tour of Scotland.”

All we have is a retired police officer saying they knew Greville Janner went on party business to Scotland. Maybe. And since when has it been rare for Labour politician to visit Scotland?

He insisted that his officers would have contacted the relevant Scottish force to keep them fully updated about any alleged crimes committed in their jurisdiction.

Got any paperwork to show that any of this occured?

Last night, abuse campaigners said it was “absolutely crucial” that Police Scotland reveal exactly how the complaint was dealt with.

That’s true enough.

One said: “It has been said Leicester police were leant on so they wouldn’t investigate, so we need to know what took place in the Scottish investigation.”

What Scottish investigstion? We’ve not seen any proof there was one.

 

Lord Janner then Labour MP for Leicester North West visited Giffnock, near Glasgow, in March 1972, as part of a nationwide campaign in support of Jewish people in the former Soviet Union.

However, it is not known if this was the same “speaking tour” upon which the alleged offences took place.

To recap: we don’t know anything.

Last night, Alan Draper, parliamentary liaison officer for In Care Abuse Survivors (INCAS) said: “I think this should be thoroughly investigated. The question should be asked, in light of this information, whether the police can investigate what records were kept. This could corroborate the evidence of other victims who have come forward. So I think it is important from that point alone…We should know what the Scottish police did with this information. How far did they investigate? Is there evidence to suggest they were leant on?”

To recap: can we see something? Can we see anything? Is there anything to see?

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said the force would attempt to uncover further details of the allegation, which was lodged with the now defunct Lothian and Borders Police.

She added: “The investigation of child abuse, whenever or wherever it has taken place, continues to be a top priority for Police Scotland. This has been highlighted by the launch of the National Child Abuse Investigation Unit last month. We would urge any victim of a sexual crime to contact police.”

The Daily Mirror : “Greville Janner was still company’s director days before dementia saw him spared child abuse charges”

Greville Janner was a ­company director days before he was spared ­prosecution over child abuse allegations because of ­dementia. Property firm West Heath Seasons Ltd listed him as a boss until he stepped down on April 10.

Six days later the Crown Prosecution Service ruled he was not fit to stand trial.

So…

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders sparked outrage when she said his dementia meant he would not ­understand what was said. In the last ­available ­accounts at ­Companies House, for the year to December 31, 2013, he topped the list of directors who “served” the company. Lord Janner, now 86, gave his ­occupation as “Working Peer, Writer, Lecturer”.

The Daily Mail holds its nose:

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders sparked outrage when she said his dementia meant he could not understand what would happen in a courtroom.
Yet

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