Labour peer’s home raided in historic sex abuse inquiry

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THE home of Labour peer Lord Greville Janner has been raided as part of an investigation into historic allegations of sex abuse.

Leicestershire Police confirmed yesterday that officers had searched a property in Barnet in north London but stressed that the former MP had not been arrested.

A spokesman for the Leicestershire force said: “Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers have executed a search warrant at a property in Barnet, London, as part of an ongoing criminal enquiry. No arrests have been made at this stage.”

Greville Janner was an MP for 27 years – first for Leicester North West and then Leicester West – until he retired in 1997. He was made a life peer that year.

The father-of-three is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and has been active in efforts to get compensation for Holocaust victims.

On his website, he states that he speaks nine languages and is a member of the Magic Circle and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

The peer’s lawyers WilmerHale released a statement to stress that Lord Janner would co-operate with the investigation.

The statement said: “Lord Janner has not been arrested but has been assisting the police with their inquiries. We are not able to make any further comment at this time.”