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Lord Janner's trial date set for February next year

The provisional trial date for former Leicester MP Lord Janner has been set for February next year.

Lord Janner Credit: PA

It will be a trial of the facts, which is when a jury hears the evidence against an individual considered too ill for a full trial. There is, therefore, no guilty verdict and the court cannot pass sentence.

The 87-year-old peer is accused of 15 counts of indecent assault and seven counts of a separate sexual offence against a total of nine alleged victims over the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

A fitness to plead hearing will take place on December 7 this year, and a provisional trial date has been set for February 22 2016, at a venue to be confirmed.

His family have always denied any wrongdoing on Lord Janner's part.

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Weekend picks: Leicester Mela

Leicester Mela Credit: Leicester Belgrave Mela

The Leicester Mela comes to the city centre this Bank Holiday Monday where spectators can enjoy a whole host of South Asian arts and cultural activities throughout the city centre and experience live entertainment on the main stage. There will also be delicious cuisine from across the Indian subcontinent to enjoy.

“On Bank Holiday Monday 31stAugust 2015 Star Plus are inviting the whole of the UK to come and experience a glittering mix of live music, dance, food, fashion, entertainment, arts and Indian culture at the Leicester Belgrave Mela Festival”

– Pravin Mistry, Festival Director
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