“Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon was serving as a detective sergeant in Leicestershire when allegations surfaced against Labour MP Greville Janner in 1989.
Police chiefs blocked a paedophile probe into a top politician 25 years ago, one of the country’s most senior officers said yesterday. Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon was serving as a detective sergeant in Leicestershire when allegations surfaced against Labour MP Greville Janner in 1989.
Mr Creedon said he was ordered to limit his inquiries into the MP, now Lord Janner of Braunstone.
He was forbidden from arresting the politician or searching his home, despite ‘credible evidence’ that warranted further investigation. The chief constable said the message was passed on by a superintendent, but he believes it came from higher up.
‘The decision was clear, he will be interviewed by appointment and there won’t be a search of his home, his constituency office or his office in the Commons,’ he said, adding: ‘It was a decision made by people more senior than me.’
His comments are likely to fuel widespread dissatisfaction with the way allegations against Lord Janner were originally handled.
The claims surfaced during an investigation into Frank Beck, the manager of Leicester children’s homes, who died in jail after being convicted of abusing boys in his care.
One former care home resident alleged that he had a two-year sexual relationship with the MP when he was a teenager in the 1970s. The alleged victim later caused controversy when he aired his claim while giving evidence at Beck’s trial in 1991. When the allegations became public, the jury was told they were a ‘red herring’ and irrelevant.
The police inquiry was limited to an interview at Leicestershire police headquarters during which Lord Janner gave ‘no comment’ answers. A file was sent to the CPS, which decided there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.
Lord Janner of Braunstone has denied claims he historically abused childrenCorrection: he and his lawyers SAY he’s suffering from dementia.
MPs on all sides rallied around Lord Janner when he spoke in the House of Commons to condemn the claims and say they did not contain a ‘shred of truth’. But the witness was able to produce affectionate letters allegedly from the MP, some on House of Commons notepaper. He also gave a detailed description of the inside of his home.
Mr Creedon said there were concerns about the credibility of the evidence against Lord Janner, including the veracity of the key witness. But he added:
‘I look at this now, as a chief constable, as a senior investigating officer, in the light of many inquiries before and since and one of the lines of inquiry could have been to search the house. My view was always that the allegations were very serious, there was enough evidence to put a file before the CPS, and as investigating officers our job was to search out as much evidence as possible to prove or disprove the offence.
My interpretation of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act would be that under the circumstances it would have been justified to search the house and offices.’
Lord Janner, who represented Leicester North West and then Leicester West for 27 years, was made a life peer on his retirement from Parliament in 1997.
The father-of-three, who is now 86, has repeatedly strongly denied the allegations against him. He is currently at the centre of a new inquiry by the Leicestershire force called Operation Enamel, which has led to warrants being obtained to search his home in north London and his office in the House of Lords.
But detectives have been unable to question Lord Janner because he is frail and suffering from dementia.”
speech in the House of Lords.
During this, he said:
"I have been proud to work and continue to work for both Jews and Arabs in Israel and the neighbouring countries... I believe it is essential that we work to support Israel and Palestine to create a two-state solution in which the Jews have their state, Israel, and the Arabs have their own state, Palestine...On 11 July 2014, The Daily Mirror reported thus:
But Hamas is still a strong influence within the region and is not there to benefit its people. It is not the Government; it is a terrorist group that uses its own citizens as shields to hide their operations and that publicly announces the annihilation of the State of Israel... We must acknowledge Israel’s right to defend its own country, and, for peace, Hamas cannot have power of influence or status within Palestine."
"Official records show he charged for 15 appearances in the month before his home was searched over accusations he sexually assaulted more than 20 boys. He attended the House of Lords almost every other day last year but has not returned since mid-December, when police completed the two-day probe.Simon Danczuk, MP, was quoted thus:
The peer, who is in his 80s, has not been arrested and it is understood doctors have advised that he is unfit to be quizzed."
“I have seen him in Parliament and he looked in quite good health to me."Good health or demented?
It really doesn't matter. He's a Jew and very Jews ever get done for crimes as serious as those he was suspected of back in 1989.
And, trust me, NO JEWS AT ALL with a CV like Janner's are ever going to see the inside of a jail cell.
This from his official parliamentary page:
Vice-President - The Jewish Leadership Council: 2010-
President: Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women: 2009-
Member of the Advisory Board Community Security Trust: 2006-
Joint-President, Founder and Trustee: The Coexistence Trust: 2005-
Chairman: Lord Forte Foundation: 1995-11
Founder and President: Maimonides Foundation: 1993-02
Vice-President World Jewish Congress: 1991-
Founder, President of World Executive Int. Parliamentary Council Against Anti-Semitism: 1990-97 Founding Chairman International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians: 1988-
Chairman and Co-Founder The Holocaust Educational Trust: 1987-
President: Jewish Museum: 1985-01
Board of Directors United Jewish Israel Appeal: 1985-
President and Co-Founder The Commonwealth Jewish Council: 1982-
President: REACH: 1982-
President: National Council of Soviet Jewry: 1979-85
President: The Board of Deputies of British Jews: 1979-85
Vice-President: Association for Jewish Youth: 1970-
World Jewish Congress; Commonwealth Jewish Trust; World Jewish Affairs Fund.
What do you reckon?
Do you think this A1 creep should remain eternally immune from prosecution? If you do, you'll likely be an establishment Jew, an establishment traitor, a jobsworth who works for the establishment or a sheeple yellowbelly paralysed by all thoughts of fuss, bother and an episode of Coronation Street missed.
On 2 December 1991, Greville Janner was cheered by his fellow MPs as he denied accusations of child abuse in the House of Commons.
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