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Janner judge: 'Even if I have to have him arrested I am going to resolve things today'

Lord Janner's QC Paul Ozin has been told to "stop messing around" by a magistrate, as he made lengthy submissions as to why his client should be allowed to appear in court via videolink.

Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot said she was concerned that Mr. Ozin's approach to proceedings was "timewasting."

"We have to arrange a humane way of getting this man to court in one way or another."

– Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuthnot

During today's hearing, Lord Janner's lawyers also asked that he be allowed to appear in court via videolink, from 'place of residence' or a police station.

She reminded Mr Ozin of an offer from Wood Green Crown Court to host proceedings this afternoon, which would minimise travel distance.

The court has now risen while Janner's team considers their next step.

She added that in her view Westminster Magistrate's court was "imminently suited" to facilitate entry via a car entrance.


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Bakewell show expected to attract 60,000 visitors

The 185th Bakewell Show opened today in the heart of the Peak District. Our reporter, Martin Fisher, was there to soak up the sights and sounds, as well as taking a look at some of the issues affecting the agricultural industry.

Now as far as agricultural shows go, our region boasts some of the finest - the Lincolnshire Show in June..The Great Yorkshire Show in July

There's the biggest one-day show in the country at Driffield, and today in the heart of the Peak District it's the opening day of the 185th Bakewell Show. There for us , sampling all its bucolic delights is Martin Fisher

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