Alleged victims of Greville Janner have applied to the nation’s Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse to be given Core Participant status within the Inquiry.

The group will attend the first hearing into the Janner strand of the Inquiry, which is scheduled to take place on 9th March, 2016.

Inquiry Chair Justice Goddard will decide whether to give the group Core Participant status. If successful, the group will be able to not only give evidence to the Inquiry, but also review documentation, make legal submissions and suggest questions.

Lord Janner was a Labour politician accused of 22 sexual offences against boys between 1963 and 1988. He died before his trial, which was to be a trial of facts. The trial itself was dropped in January 2016, one month after Janner’s death, and so never took place.

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