Lord Janner non-prosecution 'overturned'

Lord Janner represented Leicester North West and then Leicester West until his retirement in 1997. Credit: PA

A decision not to prosecute Lord Janner over allegations of historic child sexabuse will be overturned after an independent QC reviewed the case, according to reports.

The former Leicester West MP has severe dementia but it was expected to be officially announced in the next week that the allegations will be aired in court, the Daily Mail said.

The Crown Prosecution Service announced in April that it would not charge the 86-year-old but the following month it said it would review the controversial decision.

An independent QC was reported to have now recommended that the decision by Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, should be overruled.

Lord Janner has been accused of a string of historic child sex abuseallegations during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was MP for Leicester West for 27 years.

The Director of Public Prosecutions said the original decision not to proceedwith court action against the politician was due to his ill health.

The Daily Mail reported that the evidence could be tested in a criminal courteven if he was too unwell to attend, in a "trial of the facts".

His family has repeatedly denied he is connected to any wrongdoing.