Damning report says there was 'sufficient evidence' to prosecute Lord Janner
An independent inquiry has found that 'mistakes were made' by prosecutors and police investigating the sex abuse allegations of Lord Janner.
It says that three chances were missed to bring a prosecution against the former Leicester MP.
The inquiry found;
The decision not to charge Lord Janner was wrong and there was enough evidence against him to provide a realistic prospect of conviction for child sex offences.
In addition, the police investigation was inadequate and no charging decision should have been taken by the CPS until the police had undertaken further enquiries.
Allegations against Lord Janner were not supplied by the police to the CPS and accordingly no prosecution was possible. This merits investigation by the IPCC.
There was sufficient evidence for indecent assault and other serious sexual offence. He should have been arrested and interviewed and his home searched.