Lord Janner: trial goes ahead with a corpse in the dock
The Sun (page 2): “Janner’s trial will be held”
In Heaven? Hell? Limbo?
The accusations levelled at the now dead former Labour MP “are to be considered in court”. So. Not tried, then. Considered.
The ubiquitous Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents some of the people who allege Janner molested then, says her clients want a “judicial finding that absolutely establishes what happened.” Which it won’t do. Newsflash: the accused man is dead.
The Mirror (page 2): “Janner case ‘could go on'”
Only ‘could”. The Sun said it will. We hear from the Crown Prosecution Service, which says “It is right this matter is considered properly in court.”
Will all the retired police officers who allegedly knew of the allegations be there? Will they be on trial? Or are we only talking about the dead man?