New book explores Lord Janner’s alleged abuse of boys

Labour peer Lord Greville Janner

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New book explores Lord Janner’s alleged abuse of boys

Abuse of Trust by Mark D’Arcy and Paul Gosling will be published by London-based Canbury Press

A new book is to examine the role of late politician and peer Lord Greville Janner in the alleged sexual abuse of boys at Leicestershire care homes.

Abuse of Trust by Mark D’Arcy and Paul Gosling will be published by London-based Canbury Press on August 12.

The book explores a regime of sexual abuse of children at Leicestershire care homes in the 1980s by council manager and former marine Frank Beck.

A chapter will deal with one of Beck’s alleged accomplices: Janner, an influential Labour politician who was MP for Leicester West between 1974 and 1997.

The book contains new material about Janner’s behaviour and the decades-long campaign to unmask him as a paedophile.

Its publication coincides with the beginning of public testimony to the independent Goddard Inquiry into institutional child abuse.

One of the 12 cases to be investigated by New Zealand judge Dame Lowell Goddard is the Leicestershire children’s home scandal.

Lord Janner of Braunstone died in December 2015, aged 87, while charged with 22 counts of the historical abuse of boys. He had been ruled unfit to stand trial due to dementia.

A review by the Crown Prosecution Service in 2015 found police and prosecutors had missed at least three chances to prosecute him.

Last week, the Independent Police Complaints Commission Criminal announced it had gross misconduct notices on 11 Leicestershire Police officers and staff in an ongoing investigation into the case.

The book was first published in 1998, but at the time little could be reported on Janner. SOURCE

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