Lawyers representing a group of people who allege they were sexually abused by the former Labour MP Lord Janner say they are to seek a judicial review of the decision not to prosecute him.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, announced Lord Janner, 86, would not be charged, despite sufficient evidence to bring a case, because of his dementia.
But under the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) Right to Review Scheme, a complainant can request a charging decision be reconsidered. The CPS has confirmed it has received at least one request for a review of its decision.
Guidelines suggest a review would normally take six weeks and it would be conducted by a prosecutor unconnected to the original case.