Damning report says there was 'sufficient evidence' to prosecute Lord Janner

Lord Janner died last month following a long battle with dementia Credit: PA

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;

In 1991:

  • 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.

In 2002:

  • 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.

In 2007:

  • There was sufficient evidence for indecent assault and other serious sexual offence. He should have been arrested and interviewed and his home searched.