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Lord Janner abuse inquiry delayed

Lord Janner died in 2015 Credit: PA

A public hearing into how authorities handled allegations of child sex abuse against former Leicester West MP, Lord Janner, will be delayed.

The chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, Alexis Jay, has ruled that the planned hearings for February would clash with a CPS investigation, and have now been listed for October.

Lord Janner was ruled unfit to stand trial to face charges of sex abuse, as he was suffering from severe dementia before his death in 2015. His family have always denied the allegations.

At a prelimary hearing in September, Lord Janner's son, Daniel claimed the inquiry was a macabre show trial against a dead man, without his family ever having the chance to test the evidence against him.

While the Counsel for the alleged victims said any delay would be unacceptable, and that his clients have waited most of their lives for institutions that failed to protect them to be brought to account.