Friday, September 27, 1991

Case of Lord Greville Janner

Case of Lord Greville Janner
(AKA: Baron Janner of Braunstone, Greville Ewan Janner, Greville E. Janner)
Ratcliffe Road Children's Home - Leicester, England

Cardiff, England 
St Paul’s School - London, England
Bishop’s College School - Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada 
Past President of the Cambridge Union and Chairman of the Cambridge Union Labour Club - Cambridge
Past President of Trinity Hall’s Athletic Club - Cambridge
Fulbright and Smith-Mundt scholarship to Harvard Law School - Boston, MA 
Past President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews 
Chairs the Holocaust Educational Trust and is vice president of the World Jewish Congress. 

December 2013 –– As a part of "Operation Fernbridge", Scotland Yard said that the charges related to seven boys aged between nine and 15 dating back to the 1970s and 1980s.

For nearly two decades British police have been investigating allegations of Lord Greville Janner molesting boys.  He was accused, but never charged with sexually abusing a boy in his care.  At one point an "alleged" victim told the court that he had been given money, toys, clothing and tickets for concerts by the MP during their relationship, and said: ''I had become accustomed to the gifts I was receiving and the expensive restaurants, so I went along with it.''

Allegations were also made that the police were trying to cover up alleged sexual abuse of the teenage boy in the mid- 1970s by Greville Janner, Labour MP for Leicester West.

Lord Greville Janner is married with three children.  He was a former British Labour MP, former Chairman of Britain-Israel Parliamentary Group. He was president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1979 to 1985 and He is a very prominant member of the English Jewish community.  Janner also wrote a book with Shimon Peres.

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Table of Contents: 
  • Greville Janner

1991
  1. Greville Janner is named by witness (09/27/1991)
  2. Woman and two men accuse care officer of sex abuse (09/27/1991)
  3. Teenager 'prevented from visiting MP'; A court heard of systematic abuse of boys and girls at Leicestershire homes. Jack O'Sullivan reports (09/27/1991)
  4. 'Abuse victims' tell of their childhood torment: Witnesses give evidence from behind screen (09/27/1991)
  5. MP Janner Abused Child, Says Sex Case Man (10/30/1991)
  6. Home boss says MP abused boy (10/31/1991)
  7. 'I Wrote To MP Over Abused Boy' - Children's Home Chief  (10/31/1991)
  8.  Man in sex trial accuses Greville Janner of abuse (10/31/1991)
  9. Greville Janner named in court as child abuser (10/31/1991)
  10. Sex trial man 'wrote to MP over abused boy' (10/31/1991)
  11. I tried to ban MP's affair with boy' (11/01/1991)
  12. Home chief says he wrote to MP about abused boy (11/01/1991)
  13. Children's home head denies trying to blackmail MP (11/02/1991)
  14. Police covered up MP's sex with boy, ex-children's worker alleges (11/05/1991) 
  15. I was victim of MP's sex abuse, claims care boy  (11/09/1991)
  16. Former boy in care says Labour MP sexually abused him  (11/09/1991)
  17. Man tells of sex sessions with MP while in care (11/09/1991)
  18. Abuse case witness tells of sex with MP: Beck 'rescued boy from affair with Greville Janner' (11/09/1991)
  19. MP 'sent letter to boy, 13' (11/12/1991)
  20. Abuse case jury shown 'MP's note'  (11/12/1991)
  21. Witness in abuse trial 'kept letters from MP' (11/12/1991)
  22. 'Janner letter' in court (11/12/1991)
  23. Abuse claims against MP 'a red herring' (11/16/1991)
  24. MP's letter to boy 'extraordinary' (11/19/1991)
  25. Children's home head guilty of sexual abuse (11/27/1991)
  26. Beck found guilty of sexual abuse of children in care (11/27/1991)
  27. Head of home guilty of abuse (11/27/1991)
  28. MP Withdraws Debate On Contempt Law  (11/28/1991)

1992
  1. Press ban at sex abuse inquiry is attacked (01/23/1992)
  2. MP at Beck hearing;Greville Janner (06/20/1992)
  3. Greville Janner Suite (06/20/1992)

1995
  1. Tories hold back in bid to oust Janner (02/22/1995)

2002
  1. The strange case of Michael Jackson, Paul Boateng, a spoon-bender and the Palace of Westminster (06/15/2002)


2004
  1. Lifestyles Magazine (pre-Spring/2004)

2009
  1. Lord Janner: My friend Michael Jackson (06/26/2009)

2011
  1. Known Pedophile is Instrumental in Promoting Holocaust Hoaxer and Plagiarizer Denis Avey's New Book (10/10/2011)

2012
  1. Galilee school centre name honours Lord Janner (08/30/2012) 
  2. Lord Janner honoured by Israel (11/08/2012)

2013

  1. Lord Greville Janner's home searched as part of child sex investigations, say police (12/20/2013)
  2. Police investigation child abuse search peer Greville Janner’s home (12/20/2013)
  3. Lord Greville Janner's home searched as part of historical sex abuse allegations - police reveal (12/20/2013)
  4. Lord Greville Janner's Barnet Home Focus of Child Sex Investigation (12/20/2013)
  5. Lord Janner's home searched in child abuse probe (12/20/2013)
  6. Police raid home of Labour Lord as part of historic sex abuse probe and spend two days searching his £600,000 apartment (12/20/2013)
  7. Former Leicester MP Lord Greville Janner’s home searched in child abuse probe  (12/21/2013)
  8. Police investigate former Thatcher Cabinet minister over child sex abuse (12/22/2013)


Also see:
  1. Grenville Janner's personal web page

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Greville Janner
http://www.tutorgig.com/encyclopedia/getdefn.jsp?keywords=Greville_Janner
'Greville 

Janner' or 'Lord Janner of Braunstone' ( July 11 1928 - ) is a British politician in the Labour Party .

He was born in Cardiff , and trained as a lawyer, attending Trinity Hall, Cambridge , and Harvard Law School . He became a barrister and was appointed a QC (Queens Counsel) in 1971.

He represented Leicester North West then Leicester West in the House of Commons from 1970 until his retirement in 1997. The seat is now held by Patricia Hewitt .

He was been president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1978 to 1984, and was a key campaigner in the efforts to get reparations for victims of the Holocaust .

He was created Lord Janner of Braunstone in 1997.


Background
Janner was born in Cardiff, Wales to Jewish parents, the son of Sir Barnett Janner, a former Chairman of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain. Educated at St Paul s School, London, Janner was evacuated to Canada during the war and attended Bishop's College School, Lennoxville, Quebec. At the age of 18 he joined the British Army, where he served in the War Crimes Investigation Unit near the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in occupied Germany, and worked on cases of killings at Stalag Luft III. Later, Janner studied Law, attending Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he was President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1952, and Harvard Law School, which he attended through both the Fulbright and Smith-Mundt awards.[1]

He became a barrister in 1954 and was appointed a QC in 1971.[1]



Political career 
Janner represented Leicester North West and then Leicester West in the House of Commons from 1970 until his retirement in 1997.[1] His predecessor in the seat was his father, Sir Barnett Janner, a former Chairman of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain. He was succeeded by Patricia Hewitt.

He was created a life peer as Baron Janner of Braunstone, of Leicester in the County of Leicestershire in 1997. He is President of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism, and chairs the All-Party Britain-Israel Parliamentary Group.

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Greville Janner is named by witness 
The Daily Telegraph - September 27, 1991

ABSTRACT:

She said: "[Frank Beck] and [Paul Winston] were arguing about [Greville Janner]. He (Beck) wasn't going to let him go and visit Greville Janner." 

The woman replied: "He (Beck) was shouting to Paul that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more."
 
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Woman and two men accuse care officer of sex abuse
By Craig Seton
Times Newspapers Limited, September 27, 1991

 

A SENIOR child care officer accused of sexually abusing children was alleged to have argued with a boy about visiting ''a man called Greville Janner'',  Leicester crown court was told.

Giving evidence on Monday, the fifth day of the trial, a woman, now aged 31, claimed that she had heard an argument between the boy and Frank Beck, the officer in charge of the Ratcliffe Road children's home in Leicester. The woman, who alleged that she had been repeatedly raped by Mr Beck when she was aged about 15, was asked by Peter Joyce, QC, for the prosecution, whether she had ever heard arguments between Mr Beck and any boys at the home.

She told the court: ''Frank Beck and (Alleged Victims Name withheld) arguing about Greville Janner. He (Mr Beck) was not going to let him go and visit Greville Janner.''

The woman was cross-examined on Tuesday by John Black, for Mr Beck. He asked her: ''It was an argument, wasn't it, about him going off to see a man called Greville Janner?'' The woman replied: ''He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more.'' Mr Black asked the woman if (Alleged Victims Name withheld) used to boast about being a rent boy. She replied: ''When he first came to the home, yes he did.''

The woman had claimed that she had faked pains to have an appendix operation to escape sexual abuse: ''I just wanted to get away. I was certain I would be able to tell someone and never go back, but it didn't work.''

She told the court from behind a screen that she was petrified of Mr Beck because he had threatened to send her back to a psychiatric unit. She said that Mr Beck had had sexual contact with her about 30 times.

Some of the adults who were children when they were allegedly abused broke down when they gave evidence from behind a screen. Their evidence was relayed from a camera in front of the witness stand to the dock, where Mr Beck and two other defendants were able to see them on a television monitor.

Mark Wright, now 26, shouted at Mr Beck and broke down during his evidence about abuse he allegedly suffered when he was aged nine or ten. He told the court: ''It was awful. The bastards. It was a nightmare in that kids' home.'' He claimed to have suffered rib injuries when he was attacked by Mr Beck after running away. John Watson, now 20, alleged he was eight when Mr Beck began to abuse him at Ratcliffe Road. He claimed he was sexually abused during bathtime sessions.

The hearing continues today.
 
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Teenager 'prevented from visiting MP'; A court heard of systematic abuse of boys and girls at Leicestershire homes. Jack O'Sullivan reports
By Jack O'Sullivan
The Independent (London), September 27, 1991

Alleged Sex Offender - Lord Greville Janner
A RESIDENT of Ratcliffe Road children's home, who allegedly said that he had been a rent boy, was stopped from visiting Greville Janner, Labour MP for Leicester West, by Frank Beck, the court was told on Monday.

A 31-year-old woman allegedly raped and buggered as a teenager by Mr Beck at the home detailed an alleged row about 15 years ago between Mr Beck and the boy, (Alleged Victims Name withheld), about going to see Mr Janner.

She was asked by Peter Joyce QC, for the prosecution, if she could remember hearing Mr Beck in conversation or argument with a boy. She told the court: ''Frank Beck and (Alleged Victims Name withheld) were arguing about Greville Janner. He Beck wasn't going to let him go and visit Greville Janner.'' (Alleged Victims Name withheld), formerly in care, is now aged 31.

On Tuesday, under cross- examination by John Black, representing Mr Beck, the woman said: ''He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner anymore.''

Mr Black asked her: ''(Alleged Victims Name withheld) used to boast about being a rent boy, didn't he?'' She replied: ''When he first came to the home, yes he did.''

Mr Black continued: ''Mr Beck, I suggest you know perfectly well, utterly disapproved of any form of homosexual contact between men and children at his home, didn't he?''

''I cannot agree with what you say,'' the woman replied.

During her evidence, the woman said that she had been sent to the home at the age of 15 from the Towers Hospital, a local psychiatric unit.

She told the court she had faked pains in her side after being repeatedly raped by Frank Beck and sexually assaulted by other staff. She had deliberately undergone an unnecessary operation to remove her appendix in a desperate attempt to escape sexual abuse at the hands of staff at the home, she said.

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 'Abuse victims' tell of their childhood torment: Witnesses give evidence from behind screen - 'We were just sitting chatting when he picked me up and carried me to his bedroom. He took my clothes off' - Former children's home resident says she feigned appendicitis to escape sex attacks
By IAN KATZ
The Guardian (London) - September 27, 1991
 

Alleged Sex Offender - Greville Janner as solider
SEVEN former residents of Leicestershire children's homes have told a jury of sexual abuse and violence by social workers in charge of the homes.

Three males, now adults, claimed they had been buggered by Frank Beck, the officer in charge of three homes between 1973 and 1986, and a 31-year-old woman said she had been repeatedly raped and buggered by Mr Beck and sexually assaulted by other social workers.

Two men said they had been repeatedly sexually assaulted as children in Mr Beck's care.

Giving evidence from behind a screen, the woman told Leicester crown court that she had had her appendix removed as a teenager to escape sexual abuse by social workers.

Cross-examined by John Black, counsel for Mr Beck, she described how she had heard an argument between Mr Beck and a boy resident, who boasted that he was a rent boy, relating to Greville Janner, MP for Leicester West.

'He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) (the boy) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more,' she said.

Mr Beck, aged 49, denies 29 charges of buggery, attempted buggery, rape, indecent assault, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Two social workers who served as deputies to Mr Beck, Peter Jaynes and George Lincoln, deny a total of four charges of buggery, indecent assault and assault.

The catalogue of alleged abuse and violence unfolded during seven days of evidence given by former residents, some of whom were shielded from Mr Beck's view by a screen.


Day one

Last Tuesday David Hunt, from Blackpool, now aged 29, told the jury how Mr Beck held him face down and buggered him after he had been taken to his quarters.

'I was telling him to get off me but he was holding me down after he'd got inside me,' Mr Hunt said.

He added that he felt scared and ashamed after the incident and told no one.

Mr Hunt claimed he also received regular beatings from Mr Beck 'for nothing'. He said up to a dozen members of staff were involved in administering summary beatings to children in the home.


Day two

Cross-examined by John Black, Mr Hunt denied pressure had been put on him by the police to give evidence.

He admitted that he had applied for compensation from the criminal injuries compensation board but denied that he was motivated by the possibility of receiving financial compensation if Mr Beck was convicted.


Day three

Mark Wright, aged 26, described how Mr Beck had performed oral sex with him at the age of 10 or 11. Mr Wright said staff at the home would keep him away from school on days when his injuries would be noticed. He also denied a suggestion by Mr Black that he had been pursuaded to make a statement by the police.

Later Stefan Iwasiw, aged 32, from Dartford, Kent, alleged that he had been raped by Mr Beck at the age of 16. 'We were just sitting chatting normal when he actually picked me up and carried me to his bedroom. He took my clothes off.


Day four

John Watson, 20, claimed he was buggered by Mr Beck on five occasions at the Ratcliffe Road home where, aged eight, he was the youngest child.

From behind a screen, he claimed this happened during bathtime homosexual sex sessions when Mr Beck would also masturbate himself or get Mr Watson to do it for him.

Cross-examined by Mr Black, he was asked why he had never made a complaint before.

He said he had always thought he would not be believed.


Day five

On Monday a 31-year-old woman, who claimed she had been repeatedly buggered and raped by Mr Beck and indecently assaulted by Mr Jaynes, described how Mr Beck had threatened to return her to a psychiatric unit if she did not do as he wished.

She said she was sent the Ratcliffe Road children's home from the Towers Hospital, a local psyachiatric unit, at the age of 15.

The woman also claimed she was raped and buggered by Mr Beck after disturbing him and a young boy resident in homosexual activity.

The woman said she was still a virgin when the alleged rape happened.Mr Beck had sexual contact with heraround 30 more times before she feigned illness, which led to her hospitalisation, to escape the home.


Day six

Cross-examined by Mr Black, the woman confirmed that she had overheard an argument between Mr Beck and a boy, named as (Alleged Victims Name withheld), concerning Greville Janner.

'He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more,' she said. Mr Black asked her: '(Alleged Victims Name withheld) used to boast about being a rent boy, didn't he?'

'When he first came to the home, yes he did,' she replied.

Mr Black continued: 'Mr Beck, I suggest you know perfectly well, utterly disapproved of any form of homosexual contact between men and children at his home, didn't he?'

'I cannot agree with what you say,' replied the woman.

She denied a suggestion by Mr Black that she was lying by claiming she was a virgin when she was allegedly raped and buggered by Mr Beck.


Day seven

On Wednesday Mark Linnett, now 30, told the jury how he complained to police more than 15 years ago about sex abuse in the Ratcliffe Road children's home.

Mr Linnett said he told his mother that he had been abused by Mr Beck and Mr Jaynes at the end of his two-year stay in the home and the police were informed.

Giving evidence from behind a screen, he described two incidents during which he was allegedly sexually abused by Mr Beck and one in which he was allegedly abused by Mr Jaynes.

Cross-examined by Mr Black, Mr Linnett agreed that he had previously tried to escape from a children's home but denied that he had fabricated allegations of abuse to escape the Ratcliffe Road home.

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MP Janner Abused Child, Says Sex Case Man
Press Association - October 30, 1991, Wednesday

Labour MP Greville Janner sexually abused a boy in care over a two-year period, the chief of a children's home told a court today. Frank Beck made the allegation while giving evidence at Leicester Crown Court, where he is denying 27 charges of sexual and physical abuse of children and former members of staff at children's homes over a 13-year period up until 1978. He said many of the youngsters in his care at Ratcliffe Road children's home in Leicester, had had sexual experiences. "A number had been abused," he said. "A lot of them felt they were responsible for that abuse and suffered a great deal of guilt. "I only ever got caught up in spontaneous chats with one child where a great deal of sexual activity was discussed. No, I would say two children." He added: "One child has been buggered and abused for two solid years by Greville Janner. "That child felt guilty and it was important that it should be talked about so he did not suffer the guilt."

Beck, 49, said he encouraged children to talk about sexual matters because so many had been abused. He admitted, under questioning from Mr John Black, defending, that he had told children to go and masturbate themselves. "Two children had been seriously abused - the one I've already mentioned, he was abused over two years - and another one who had spent long periods in London," Beck said. "It was necessary to discuss with them what they had been through." He denied encouraging any boys to behave homosexually, adding: "I think I did more than most to try and prevent it." He had acted angrily when boys at the home were caught together in a homosexual act, he said. Earlier in the trial a woman who claimed Beck raped and buggered her said she overheard an argument between Beck and a boy resident named as (Alleged Victims Name withheld). "It was an argument about him going off to see a man called Greville Janner?" Mr Black asked the woman, who is now 31. She replied: "He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more." She said (Alleged Victims Name withheld) boasted of being a rent boy when he first arrived at the home. Beck, formerly of Leicester, was close to tears as he denied physically abusing children. He said he had slapped children. Quoting from a phrase in a report on control of children in care he wrote in the 1970s, Beck said: "Punishment without love is bitterness, punishment based on fear destroys." He added: "I don't believe anyone has the right to hit anyone unless they love them."

Stephen Pollard, of Kingsley Napley, lawyers for Mr Janner, said in a statement to the Press Association: "All we can say within the constraints of the Contempt of Court Act is that since the trial is continuing at Leicester Crown Court the matter is sub judice. We have therefore advised Greville Janner that he is prevented from making any statements at this stage."

The trial was adjourned until tomorrow.
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Home boss says MP abused boy
Times Newspapers Limited - October 31, 1991


A FORMER children's home boss yesterday told a court that he counselled a boy in care who had been sexually abused by Greville Janner, the Labour MP for Leicester West. It was alleged that the youngster was sexually assaulted by the MP over a two-year period.

The claim was made by Frank Beck, aged 49, who was giving evidence at Leicester crown court. Beck denies 27 charges of sexual and physical abuse of children and former members of staff over a 13-year period up until 1978.

He said that a lot of youngsters in his care at the Ratcliffe Road children's home, Leicester, had sexual experience.

''One child has been buggered and abused for two solid years by Greville Janner,'' he said.

Beck, formerly of Leicester, denied he had physically abused children. The trial continues today.

Kingsley Napley, lawyers for Mr Janner, said in a statement to the Press Association: ''All we can say within the constraints of the Contempt of Court Act is that since the trial is continuing at Leicester crown court the matter is sub judice.

''We have therefore advised Greville Janner that he is prevented from making any statements at this stage.''
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'I WROTE TO MP OVER ABUSED BOY' - CHILDREN'S HOME CHIEF
Press Association - October 31, 1991


A former children's homes chief broke down in court today as he told how he wrote to Labour MP Greville Janner in an attempt to stop his alleged relationship with an orphan boy in care. 


Frank Beck, 49, wept as he told how he contacted the Leicester West MP at the House of Commons to try to end his contact with 15-year-old (Alleged Victims Name withheld). "The boy had been abused something chronic and I wasn't going to have it," 

Beck told Leicester Crown Court. Asked by John Black, defending, whether (Alleged Victims Name withheld) had ever tried to visit people outside the home, Beck said he had, adding: "I wrote to the person concerned in 1977 or 1978." 

Mr Black asked him: "Who was it you wrote to, Mr Beck?" Beck replied: "Greville Janner at the Commons in London." Mr Black asked: "Why did you write to him ?" 

Beck, still weeping, said: "I had spent two years putting right the damage that man had done to that boy and he (Janner) had the bloody audacity to complain to me because the boy had been down to London and met him accidentally. 

I was incensed." Beck said Mr Janner had written to him after the accidental meeting and the letter had been put on the boy's social services file. He said (Alleged Victims Name withheld) had shown a friend round the House of Commons during a visit "because he knew it very well". 

Mr Black asked if he had reported the incident to anyone and Beck replied: "Yes I did, the director of social services, Dorothy Edwards." Beck, formerly of Braunstone, Leicester, is accused of 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse on children in care and former members of staff.  He denies the charges allegedly committed at three children's homes over a 13-year period up until 1986. 

Describing how (Alleged Victims Name withheld) had been admitted to the Ratcliffe Road children's home in Leicester that he ran in 1975, Beck said: "He had major sexual problems. 

He thought he was a girl and behaved in a homosexual manner. "He would basically offer his body to anyone who wanted it." 

Asked by Mr Black to describe the boy's general behaviour, Beck replied: "I suppose 'sophistication' would be the right word. 

"He was used to mixing in top-class company and had picked up many of the good manners and practices from there." 

Beck said a man visited the home with a bicycle for the boy. "It was attempted to be delivered," he said. 

"The man who delivered it was told it was not appropriate and should be taken away. "I believed it was a bribe and I did not want to encourage the relationship at all with the person concerned." 

Asked if he had a homosexual relationship with (Alleged Victims Name withheld), Beck replied: "No. I say that very strongly indeed." 

He added: "(Alleged Victims Name withheld) to my knowledge did not indulge in homosexual activity after he left the home. 

He is now a happily married man with three children." Beck said he had kept in touch with (Alleged Victims Name withheld) and had attended his marriage and the christening of his first child. Also in the dock are former social workers Peter Jaynes, 42, of Beacon Hill, Chatham, Kent, who is accused of three offences of sexual and physical abuse on children, and George Lincoln, 39, of Carsons Drive, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, who is accused jointly with Beck of buggery on a boy. The trial was adjourned until tomorrow when Beck is expected to be cross-examined by prosecutor Peter Joyce.
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Man in sex trial accuses Greville Janner of abuse
The Independent (London) - October 31, 1991

A MAN named Greville Janner sexually abused a boy in care over a two-year period, the chief of a children's home told a court yesterday.

Later, Stephen Pollard, of Kingsley Napley, lawyers for Greville Janner, the Labour MP for Leicester West, said in a statement to the Press Association: ''All we can say within the constraints of the Contempt of Court Act is that since the trial is continuing at Leicester Crown Court the matter is sub judice. We have therefore advised Greville Janner that he is prevented from making any statements at this stage.'' Frank Beck made the allegation while giving evidence at Leicester Crown Court, where he is denying 27 charges of sexual and physical abuse of children and former members of staff at children's homes over a 13-year period up until 1986.

He said many of the youngsters in his care at Ratcliffe Road children's home in Leicester, had had sexual experiences.

''A number had been abused,'' he said. ''A lot of them felt they were responsible for that abuse and suffered a great deal of guilt.

''I only ever got caught up in spontaneous chats with one child where a great deal of sexual activity was discussed. No, I would say two children.''

He added: ''One child had been buggered and abused for two solid years by Greville Janner. That child felt guilty and it was important that it should be talked about so he did not suffer the guilt.''

Mr Beck, 49, said he encouraged children to talk about sexual matters because so many had been abused. He admitted, under questioning from John Black, defending, that he had told children to go and masturbate themselves.

''Two children had been seriously abused - the one I've already mentioned, he was abused over two years - and another one who had spent long periods in London,'' Mr Beck said. ''It was necessary to discuss with them what they had been through.''

He denied encouraging any boys to behave homosexually, adding: ''I think I did more than most to try and prevent it.''

He had acted angrily when boys at the home were caught together in a homosexual act, he said.

Earlier in the trial a woman who claimed Mr Beck raped and buggered her said she overheard an argument between Mr Beck and a boy resident named as (Alleged Victims Name withheld).

''It was an argument about him going off to see a man called Greville Janner?'' Mr Black asked the woman, who is now 31.

She replied: ''He was shouting to (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he wasn't going to see Greville Janner any more.''

She said (Alleged Victims Name withheld) boasted of being a rent boy when he first arrived at the home.

Mr Beck, formerly of Leicester, was close to tears as he denied physically abusing children. He said he had slapped children.

Quoting from a phrase in a report he wrote in the 1970s on control of children in care, Mr Beck said: ''Punishment without love is bitterness, punishment based on fear destroys. I don't believe anyone has the right to hit anyone unless they love them.''

The case continues.
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Sex trial man 'wrote to MP over abused boy'
By IAN KATZ
The Guardian (London) - October 31, 1991


A BOY at a children's home was abused and buggered for 'two solid years' by a man named as Greville Janner, the Leicestershire child abuse trial heard yesterday.

Frank Beck, aged 49, the former officer in charge of three homes, who is accused of buggering 11 children during a 13-year 'reign of terror', made the allegation during his second day of evidence at Leicester crown court.

Asked by John Black, defending, why he had engaged in conversations about sex with children in the home, he replied: 'A lot of children had some pretty bad experiences. A number had been abused. A lot felt they were responsible for it.

'One child had been abused and buggered for two solid years by Greville Janner. That child felt guilty, and it was important that it should be talked about so he did not suffer the guilt.'

Earlier in the trial, a 31-year-old woman who claimed she had been raped and buggered by Mr Beck, told the jury she had overheard Mr Beck and a boy at the home arguing 'about Greville Janner'. She said Mr Beck forbade the boy, who said he was a rent boy, from visiting Mr Janner.

Greville Janner, QC, aged 63, has been Labour MP for Leicester West since 1974. He was president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1979 to 1985 and is married with three children.

Mr Beck, who was officer in charge at The Poplars, Market Harborough, and the Ratcliffe Road and Beeches children's homes in Leicester between 1973 and 1986, denies 27 charges of abuse and assault against children aged between 8 and 16 and members of staff.

In the dock with him are two former deputies, Peter Jaynes, aged 42, of Chatham, Kent, who denies indecently assaulting a teenage boy and indecently assaulting and assaulting a girl; and George Lincoln, aged 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, who denies buggering a 14-year-old boy with Mr Beck.

Mr Beck told the jury that sex was an 'open subject' in the homes. Children would be encouraged to talk freely about subjects like masturbation and nudity using 'behind the shed' language.

He would, on occasion, tell children to masturbate themselves when their behaviour indicated that they 'wished to express their sexuality'.

He had discussed sexuality in detail with two children, including the one he said was abused for two years.

Mr Beck denied detailed allegations made by eight former residents of homes where he was in charge. He said he had never met a man called John Watson, whose allegation that he was buggered by Mr Beck was thrown out by Mr Justice Jowitt on Monday.

The jury was shown a photograph of one of the boys, Michael Finney, which Mr Beck said had been taken shortly after Mr Finney alleged he assaulted him, causing him two black eyes and a bruised lip. He said the photograph showed no injury. He said a 31-year-old woman's allegations that she had sexual contact with him while at Ratcliffe Road contained 'not a single word' of truth.

The trial continues.

- Last night Stephen Pollard, of Kingsley Napley, lawyers for Mr Janner, said in a statement: 'Since the trial is continuing at Leicester Crown Court the matter is sub judice. We have therefore advised Greville Janner that he is prevented from making any statements at this stage.'
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I tried to ban MP's affair with boy'
By David Graves
The Sunday Telegraph - November 1, 1991

ABSTRACT
Frank Beck, 49, who has denied 27 charges of sexually and physically abusing children and other social workers during an alleged 13-year reign of terror, said he had written to Mr [Greville Janner], MP for Leicester West, at the Commons. 

Beck said Mr Janner had written to him after the accidental meeting and the letter had been put on the boy's social services file. 

Also in the dock are former care workers Peter Jaynes, 42, of Beacon Hill, Chatham, Kent, who is accused of three offences of sexual and physical abuse on children and George Lincoln, 39, of Carsons Drive, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, who has pleaded not guilty to a joint charge with Beck of buggery.
 
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Home chief says he wrote to MP about abused boy
By Ian Katz
The Guardian (London) - November 1, 1991


THE former officer in charge of three Leicestershire children's homes, who is accused of beating and abusing children and staff, told a jury yesterday how he tried to stop an alleged homosexual affair between a 15-year-old boy and the Labour MP, Greville Janner.

Giving evidence for the third day at Leicester crown court, Frank Beck, aged 49, said he reported the affair to the then director of Leicestershire social services and wrote to Mr Janner.

In tears, Mr Beck told the jury that the boy, an orphan placed in his care at the Ratcliffe Road children's home, had been 'abused something chronic'.

He said he had prevented Mr Janner from visiting the boy and 'stopped the supply of goodies' to him.

On Wednesday Mr Beck told the jury that an unnamed boy had been abused 'for two solid years' by Mr Janner, aged 63, a barrister who is married with three children.

Mr Janner has been MP for Leicester West since 1974 and a Leicester MP since 1970. His lawyers said they had advised him not to comment on the allegations while the Leicestershire abuse trial was in progress.

Mr Beck denies 27 charges of sexual and physical abuse against children, aged betwen eight and 16, and staff, between 1973 and 1986.

He said yesterday that the boy 'thought he was a girl and behaved in a homosexual manner' when he was admitted to the Ratcliffe Road home in 1975.

'He had major sexual problems. He would basically offer his body to anyone who wanted it and would rub his body up against any male person and children.'

Mr Beck said he counselled the boy regularly because of his problems. He had picked up sophisticated mannners from mixing in 'top class' company and boasted that he 'knew somebody who would put me in my place, if necessary.'

Asked by John Black, defending, how he had stopped the boy getting his own way, Mr Beck replied: 'I actually stopped the person from coming to see him and stopped the supply of goodies. He had more toys and goodies than I had ever seen.'

On one occasion a man had visited the home with a bicycle for the boy. Mr Beck had prevented him from delivering it because he 'believed it was a bribe' and did not want to encourage the relationship with the person.

Asked if he had ever tried to visit people outside the home, Mr Beck said that he had, and added: 'I wrote to the person concerned in 1977 or 1978.'

Mr Black: 'Who was it you wrote to, Mr Beck ?' Mr Beck: 'Greville Janner at the Commons in London.'

Mr Black: 'Why did you write to him ?' Mr Beck: 'I had spent two years putting right the damage that man had done to that boy and he had the bloody audacity to complain to me because the boy had been down to London and met him accidentally. I was incensed.'

Mr Beck said Mr Janner had written to him after the accidental meeting and the letter had been put on the boy's social services file.

He said he had also reported the incident to the director of social services, Dorothy Edwards.

Asked if he had a homosexual relationship with the boy, Mr Beck replied: 'No. I say that very strongly indeed.'

He added: 'To my knowledge he did not indulge in homosexual activity after he left the home. He is now a happily married man with three children.'

Mr Beck said he had attended his marriage and the christening of his first child.

Also in the dock are former social workers Peter Jaynes, aged 42, of Chatham, Kent, who is accused of three offences of sexual and physical abuse on children, and George Lincoln, aged 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, who is accused jointly with Mr Beck of buggery on a boy.

The trial continues.
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Children's home head denies trying to blackmail MP
The Guardian (London) - November 2, 1991


THE head of three Leicestershire children's homes yesterday denied attempting to blackmail the Labour MP Greville Janner over his alleged two-year relationship with a teenage boy.

Frank Beck, aged 49, told Peter Joyce QC, prosecuting, at Leicester crown court: 'I have never asked Mr Janner for anything . . . that I can think of.'

He claimed instead that Mr Janner had sent the boy pounds 50.

He denied an allegation that he had tried to bring Mr Janner and the boy together in 1989. Mr Beck said he had contacted Mr Janner to inform him 'that he had failed, and the boy he buggered now had a son'.

He said that 'Greville Janner phoned me at home and wrote one letter to my knowledge'.

Mr Janner has been MP for Leicester West since 1974 and a Leicester MP since 1970. His lawyers said they have advised him not to comment on the allegations while the Leicestershire abuse trial is in progress.

Mr Beck denies 27 charges of sexual and physical abuse between 1973 and 1986 against children, aged between eight and 16, and against staff.

Earlier in yesterday's hearing Mr Beck denied persuading one of his co-accused to have homosexual sex with him.

Defence counsel for Peter Jaynes, aged 42, claimed Mr Beck used staff supervision sessions as a cover for buggery while Mr Jaynes was his deputy at a children's home in the 1970s.

Mr Jaynes denies three charges of physical and sexual abuse against two children in the Ratcliffe Road home in Leicester.

Graham Buchanan, defending Mr Jaynes, said: 'Jaynes was supervised by you up the stairs and into your bed, wasn't he?'

Mr Beck replied: 'That is not true. Peter Jaynes asked me to be the best man at his wedding.'

Mr Buchanan claimed Mr Beck was overbearing, aggressive and violent towards Mr Jaynes and other junior social workers. He said Mr Jaynes was publicly ridiculed by Mr Beck and encouraged to become a homosexual.

Mr Beck said the suggestions were ridiculous. 'I had no idea about his private life.'

When asked how he did run the homes, he said: 'It was very democratic. It wasn't a dictatorship.'

Mr Buchanan, referring to Mr Beck's service as a Royal Marine, said of the Ratcliffe Road home: 'It was run like a commando group.' Mr Beck said: 'I think you have to be in a commando group to realise how ridiculous that was.'

Mr Beck also denied setting himself up as a 'petty psychiatrist' who would sort out the problems of his staff.

Mr Buchanan claimed Mr Jaynes was an 'emotional ruin' when Mr Beck arrived and naive enough to fall under his control.

Mr Beck said: 'I've never thought about it. He was highly qualified in residential social work.'

Mr Buchanan, reading from a statement made by Mr Beck to police, asked him why, when asked if he was homosexual, he had replied, 'I don't think so. I intend to see a psychiatrist.' '

Mr Beck said the remark was 'partly out of context. I was under quite a shock at the time.'

The trial continues.
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Police covered up MP's sex with boy, ex-children's worker alleges
The Guardian (London) November 5, 1991


FRANK Beck, the former children's home chief accused of abusing children and staff, yesterday accused the police of hiding an affair between a 15-year-old boy and the Labour MP, Greville Janner.

Giving evidence in Leicester crown court, Mr Beck, aged 49, claimed the boy, an orphan placed in his care at a Leicester children's home, had had sex with Mr Janner, a QC and the MP for Leicester West, during an overnight stay at an hotel.

Earlier, Mr Beck claimed Mr Janner had buggered the boy for two years.

He said yesterday he did not include the allegation in his police statement in February this year because 'it was never my intention to drag Mr Janner into court'.

He claimed police knew about the allegations. 'The police told me they knew about Janner and they have covered it up as you have,' Mr Beck told Peter Joyce, QC, prosecuting.

Mr Janner's lawyers say they have advised him not to comment during the trial. Mr Beck denies 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse on children and former staff, allegedly at three Leicestershire social services children's homes over 13 years until 1986.

Cross-examined by Mr Joyce, Mr Beck said the boy told him he had stayed with Mr Janner at the Holiday Inn in Leicester.

He admitted he wrote to Mr Janner after the boy had married and become a father.

'I thought (Mr Janner) might have felt guilty enough to try to help find (him) employment.'

Mr Joyce asked: 'Does that sound like blackmail to you?'

Mr Beck: 'I asked for practical help.'

Two other former social workers are in the dock. Peter Jaynes, aged 42, of Chatham, Kent, denies three charges of sexual and physical abuse of children in care, and George Lincoln, aged 49, of Sudbury, Suffolk, denies one offence.

The trial continues.


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I was victim of MP's sex abuse, claims care boy
By David Graves
The Daily Telegraph - November 9, 1991

ABSTRACT

He told Leicester Crown Court he was given gifts by Mr [Greville Janner], which included toys, money, clothes and tickets to music concerts. The MP regularly sent him letters which ended "Love Greville", he said. 

Mr [Paul Winston] told the court that [Frank Beck], 49, had stopped his relationship with Mr Janner, had intercepted letters and telephone calls to him by the MP and prevented him receiving a racing bicycle as a Christmas present. 

Mr Winston said he first met Mr Janner when he was 13. A trip was arranged from his school to the House of Commons and the MP showed the party around. Later, Mr Janner invited Mr Winston back to the Commons on his own. 


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Former boy in care says Labour MP sexually abused him
By Craig Seton
Times Newspapers Limited - November 9, 1991


A FORMER boy in care at a children's home alleged at Leicester crown court yesterday that he had been sexually abused by Greville Janner, Labour MP for Leicester West, during a two-year relationship that began when he was aged 13.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), now 30, claimed that he had been fondled when he slept with Mr Janner at the MP's London home after meeting him at the House of Commons, and that later he had been buggered, once in a double bed at a hotel in Mr Janner's constituency and twice during a lecture tour in Scotland. He also alleged that the MP had had simulated sex with him.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) told the court that he had been given money, toys, clothing and tickets for concerts by the MP during their relationship, and said: ''I had become accustomed to the gifts I was receiving and the expensive restaurants, so I went along with it.''

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), married with three children, was giving defence evidence yesterday for Frank Beck, the former officer in charge of three children's homes run by Leicestershire social services, at which Mr Beck is alleged to have conducted a reign of terror. Mr Beck, aged 49, has denied 27 charges alleging sexual and physical abuse, including buggery against children and social work staff over a 13-year period. Two other residential social workers have denied a total of four charges.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) claimed in court yesterday that it had been Mr Beck who had ended his relationship with Mr Janner, aged 63. He admitted that he had stolen from Mr Janner and that, since Mr Beck's arrest, he had spoken to two national newspapers, but he denied that he had tried to sell his story. He claimed that he had regularly slept with Mr Janner in a suite at the Holiday Inn, Leicester, when the MP visited the constituency.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that he had been in foster homes and children's homes all his life. When he was 12 or 13, he had met Mr Janner while he was staying in a children's home in Wigston, Leicester.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said he had been a volunteer for a community project that Mr Janner had launched and that he and other children had later been invited to the Commons. After the visit, the MP had seen him again and invited him back to the Commons by himself, arranging train tickets for his journey to London. He said that he and Mr Janner had corresponded regularly and there had been at least one telephone call a week.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that he usually met Mr Janner at the Holiday Inn and sometimes stayed overnight in a suite. They would use the hotel swimming pool, sometimes, with the agreement of the management, when it was supposed to be closed. They would be naked when they showered together afterwards and washed each other down.

He said that, during the relationship, he had stolen money from Mr Janner's wallet. He told the court: ''It was my own way of getting back at him for what he was doing to me.'' Mr Janner had found out and had been annoyed and later wrote (Alleged Victims Name withheld) a letter asking why he had done it. Mr Janner had warned him that he would stop seeing him if he stole from him again.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that, after that, there had been no more sexual incidents because there had been no more overnight stays.

The trial continues on Monday.



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Man tells of sex sessions with MP while in care
By JACK O'SULLIVAN
The Independent (London) - November 9, 1991, Saturday


A FORMER child in council care testified yesterday that Greville Janner QC, the Labour MP for Leicester West, buggered and sexually assaulted him for two years until he was 15.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), now 30, told Leicester Crown Court that he was buggered twice by Mr Janner, while travelling alone with him on a two-week lecture tour in Scotland.

He also described spending weekends with Mr Janner, 63, arranged by a social worker, during which he was sexually abused at the MP's London home and in a bedroom at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Leicester. He told the court that he was sent letters signed ''Love, Greville''. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) detailed swimming sessions which took place alone with the MP in the hotel pool when it was closed to the public. ''I was fondled in my private area. It seemed at first like a bit of fun, being thrown around in the water, but he would hold me close.''

He was giving evidence during the trial of Frank Beck, 49, of Braunstone, Leicester, who denies 27 charges of physically and sexually abusing children and members of staff at three Leicestershire children's homes he ran between 1973 and 1986.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld)told the court that Mr Beck had stopped his relationship with Mr Janner when he moved, aged 15, to the Ratcliffe Road home, run by Mr Beck, who also blocked Mr Janner's letters. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that he had been infuriated when Mr Beck returned a Christmas present of a 10-speed racing bicycle the MP sent to him.

Earlier in the trial, Mr Beck, 49, said he reported the alleged relationship between Mr Janner and (Alleged Victims Name withheld) to Dorothy Edwards, the then Director of Social Services for Leicestershire.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) told the court that he was 13 when he first met Mr Janner, who has been an MP since 1970, during a school visit to the House of Commons.

Subsequently, Barbara Fitt, then Officer-in-Charge of Station Road children's home, Wigston, Leicester, arranged weekly trips for (Alleged Victims Name withheld) to the MP's London home and to the Holiday Inn where Mr Janner, who is married with three children, often stayed.

However, (Alleged Victims Name withheld) accepted under cross-examination that Mrs Fitt did not in fact take over the home until four months before he left it and could not therefore have arranged the first visits.

He described one weekend when he went alone to London and spent the evening at Mr Janner's home, during which he spent time in bed with the MP. After that there were regular weekly meetings.

However, (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that his own behaviour deteriorated. He had sex at the home with both boys and girls and ran away frequently. Eventually he moved to Ratcliffe Road home.

Under cross-examination he confirmed he had named Mr Janner after the MP had refused his request to help Mr Beck, when abuse charges were first brought last year. Two of Mr Beck's former colleagues; Peter Jaymes, 42, of Chatham, Kent and George Lincoln, 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, deny four related charges.

Later Mr Janner's solicitor, Sir David Napley, said he could not comment on the allegations made in court as the matter was sub judice. But a statement made before the start of the trial denied all the accusations made by Mr Beck.


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Abuse case witness tells of sex with MP: Beck 'rescued boy from affair with Greville Janner'
The Guardian (London) - November 9, 1991


A MAN who was in care as a boy told a jury yesterday how he was sexually abused by Greville Janner, QC, the Labour MP for Leicester West.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), aged 30, was called as a witness by Frank Beck, aged 49, formerly of Braunstone, Leicester, who denies 27 charges of sexually and physically abusing children in care and former staff members at Leicester children's homes in a 13-year period until 1986.

Mr Beck has claimed he rescued (Alleged Victims Name withheld) from sexual abuse by Mr Janner and prevented further contact.

Earlier, (Alleged Victims Name withheld)said Mr Beck put him on the right path as a teenager. He claimed he counselled him over his relationship with the MP, and stopped him seeing him. He also said Mr Beck returned a bicycle the MP sent him for Christmas and intercepted his letters.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), now a married father, told the jury at Leicester crown court that he was 13 years old when he slept with Mr Janner at his London home.

The trial had heard earlier claims Mr Janner had been (Alleged Victims Name withheld)'s 'befriender' - someone who took children outafter vetting by social workers.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said he was invited by Mr Janner for a weekend stay and during the evening was alone in a bedroom. He said the MP came in to reassure him as he was crying, then came back and said 'if I was that upset I could sleep with him. We ended up in his bed together and he cuddled me . . . Eventually we lay beside each other. We cuddled and fondled together. I didn't like it and told him to stop it.'

He said he was in care at the Station Road children's home in Leicester when he was recruited, with others, by the MP to tidy up an estate. On a school trip to the House of Commons they were met by Mr Janner. Afterwards, (Alleged Victims Name withheld)said Mr Janner went to his school and he accepted an invitation to visit the Commons.

He claimed he was again invited to London where the alleged fondling took place.

He claimed he saw Mr Janner regularly when he was in Leicester on constituency work. He would stay in his hotel, sleeping in his bed. He also claimed he was once fondled by Mr Janner in the hotel's pool.

John Black, counsel for Mr Beck, asked what happened when they were in bed. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) replied: 'Petting and fondling.' Asked if it ever went further than that, he said Mr Janner 'simulated sex' with him 'five or six times throughout the period I knew him'.

Asked if it ever went further at Mr Janner's hotel, he replied: 'Only on one occasion. I cried and tried to push away from him.' (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said he was 13 1/2 when this occurred. He said the MP bought him toys, clothes and concert tickets.

He later told the jury that during their alleged two-year relationship - when he said he saw the MP 'most weekends and sometimes during the week' - he accompanied Mr Janner on a two-week lecture tour of Scotland, when they stayed in hotel rooms together. He said he was twice buggered by the MP on the tour. Asked if he liked what happened, he said: 'No, I did not, and I tried to stop it.' He said he stole money from the MP's wallet, as 'my way of getting back at him'.

After returning to the children's home he said Mr Janner rang the head of the home, Barbara Fitt, who then handed him the receiver. He said the MP told him he would give him 'another chance', to which he agreed. But their contact became less frequent, and there was no further alleged abuse.

On trial with Mr Beck are Peter Jaynes, aged 42, of Chatham, Kent, who denies three charges and George Lincoln, aged 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, who denies one charge. Both are former Leicestershire residential social workers

Mr Janner, aged 63, married for 36 years with three children, has been a Leicester MP since 1970.

The trial continues.



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MP 'sent letter to boy, 13'
Times Newspapers Limited, November 12, 1991


GREVILLE Janner, the Labour MP, sent a 13-year-old boy a letter after they allegedly slept together, a child sex abuse trial at Leicester crown court was told yesterday.

The letter, signed ''Safe journey, Love Greville'' and dated July 7, 1975, was produced in court while (Alleged Victims Name withheld), now aged 30, was giving evidence. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that he had kept other letters from the 63-year-old MP during their affair, which had lasted for two years.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) told the court that he was sexually abused by Mr Janner, a QC, while in the care of social services. He claimed that sex acts took place at Mr Janner's London home and at hotels.

He was giving evidence on behalf of Frank Beck, aged 49, a former head of children's homes, who has denied 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse of children and former members of staff. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said that he was never ill-treated by Mr Beck and that he was transferred to a home run by him after the alleged abuse by Mr Janner.

Asked why he had written to Mr Janner after Mr Beck's arrest, he replied: ''I believe Mr Beck to be innocent and should not be treated in the way he is being treated, and Mr Janner may have been able to help him in some way.''

Also in the dock are Mr Beck's former deputy, Peter Jaynes, aged 42, who denies three offences involving children, and George Lincoln, aged 39, who denies one charge.

The trial continues today.


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Abuse case jury shown 'MP's note'
By David Graves
The Daily Telegraph - November 12, 1991

ABSTRACT

Mr [Paul Winston], who claims he was abused for two years from the age of 13 by Mr [Greville Janner], said he had stayed at his house more than once. At the time he was in care at Leicestershire county council's children's home in Station Road, Wigston, Leicester. 

 
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Witness in abuse trial 'kept letters from MP'
The Independent (London), November 12, 1991


THE LABOUR MP Greville Janner sent a 13-year-old boy a letter after they allegedly slept together, the Leicestershire child sex abuse trial was told yesterday.

The letter - signed ''Safe journey, Love Greville'' and dated 7 July 1975 - was produced in court when (Alleged Victims Name withheld), now 30, was giving evidence. (Alleged Victims Name withheld) said he had kept other letters from the 63-year-old MP for Leicester West during their two-year affair.

Leicester Crown Court was told by (Alleged Victims Name withheld) that he was sexually abused by Mr Janner, a QC, over a two-year period while he was in the care of social services.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) said he twice stayed at Mr Janner's home in London, and that various sexual acts took place there and at hotels around the country.

He was giving evidence on behalf of former children's homes chief Frank Beck, 49, who has denied 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse on children and former members of staff.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), who was transferred to a home run by Mr Beck after the alleged abuse by Mr Janner, said he was never ill- treated by Mr Beck.

He was asked why he had written to Mr Janner after Mr Beck's arrest for a reference for the defendant.

He replied: ''I believe Mr Beck to be innocent and should not be treated in the way he is being treated and Mr Janner may have been able to help him in some way.''

Also accused are Mr Beck's former deputy Peter Jaynes, 42, who denies three offences involving children, and George Lincoln, 39, who denies one charge.

The trial was adjourned until today.



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'Janner letter' in court
The Guardian (London) November 12, 1991


A LETTER said to have been written by Greville Janner to a 13-year-old orphan boy in care after they allegedly slept together at the Labour MP's home was produced at Leicester crown court yesterday.

The letter was signed 'safe journey, love Greville' and dated 3am, July 7, 1975, the court was told.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), now aged 30, was giving evidence at the trial of Frank Beck, 49, who denies 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse of children and former members of the staff when running children's homes in Leicestershire.

Mr Beck's counsel, John Black, had handed the letter to the court.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) alleges he was sexually abused by 63-year-old Mr Janner, a QC, over a two-year period while in care of social services.

He said he twice stayed at Mr Janner's London home and claimed sex acts took place there and at hotels around the country.

Last Friday (Alleged Victims Name withheld) had suggested there was only one stay at Mr Janner's home.

'I was very nervous and upset at having to appear (in court) and may have got one visit mixed up with another as I had visited the home more than once,' he said.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld) also claimed he was nervous when he made a statement to police about Mr Janner.

In the statement he did not allege buggery but told the court last Friday that intercourse, as well as simulated and oral sex, took place.

He claimed he told police of the buggery allegations in a later statement.

(Alleged Victims Name withheld), who said he had kept other letters from the MP, told the court he was transferred to a home run by Mr Beck after the alleged abuse by Mr Janner.

He said he was never ill-treated by Mr Beck.

When asked why he had written to Mr Janner after Mr Beck's arrest for a reference for the defendant he replied: 'I believe Mr Beck to be innocent and should not be treated in the way he is being treated and Mr Janner may have been able to help him in some way.'

The case continues.


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Abuse claims against MP 'a red herring'
1991 The Independent (London) - November 16, 1991

ALLEGATIONS against an MP made in a child sex abuse trial were a red herring and should be ignored, a jury was told yesterday.

Peter Joyce QC, for the prosecution, said claims that Greville Janner, MP for Leicester West, sexually abused a boy were to ''divert attention'' from Frank Beck, 49. During the trial (Alleged Victims Name withheld), a witness, claimed he was buggered and molested by Mr Janner as a boy until Mr Beck stopped it.

At Leicester Crown Court, Mr Beck denies 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse over 13 years when he ran three children's homes in Leicestershire.

Mr Joyce, in his closing speech to the jury, said: ''It is put forward as a great pretence that Mr Beck was the great protector.''

He said the allegation against the MP had been ''blurted out'' in commital proceedings by Mr Beck, but an earlier statement by (Alleged Victims Name withheld) had made no reference to it. ''Why did he (Alleged Victims Name withheld) get in touch with the News of the World and The Sun?'' he asked. ''You know why and he knows why.''

Mr Joyce claimed the theory that Mr Beck had been the victim of a huge conspiracy had been ''blown into oblivion'' by the evidence. Any conspiracy would have had to involve not just the police but former children and staff.

Two of Mr Beck's former deputies, Peter Jaynes, 42, of Chatham, Kent, and George Lincoln, of Sudbury, Suffolk, deny a total of four charges.

The trial continues on Monday.



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MP's letter to boy 'extraordinary'
The Guardian (London) - November 19, 1991


ALLEGATIONS that an MP sexually abused a boy are a powerful piece of evidence in the trial of a former head of children's homes, a jury at Leicester crown court was told yesterday.

John Black, summing up the defence case for Frank Beck, aged 49, said: 'When it came to the crunch, Mr Beck did not abuse children. He stopped the abuse of children.'

Mr Beck denies 27 charges of physical and sexual abuse over 13 years when he ran three Leicestershire children's homes. During the trial, the defence claimed that he put a stop to two years of abuse of a former boy in care, (Alleged Victims Name withheld), now aged 30, by Greville Janner, the Labour MP for Leicester West.

Mr Black said of the evidence given by (Alleged Victims Name withheld): 'It is to try and help you decide where the truth lies about Mr Beck. Did he ((Alleged Victims Name withheld)) know Mr Janner? Did he visit Mr Janner's house in London? Have you any doubts? He described Mr Janner's house. He described the circumstances. He described a meeting.'

Mr Black said the jury had been shown an 'extraordinary letter' written by the MP to (Alleged Victims Name withheld): 'I did not read that letter in open court. You have seen it, you have the opportunity to read it.'

Two other witnesses had referred to the alleged abuse apart from Mr Beck and (Alleged Victims Name withheld), said Mr Black.

'It is a powerful piece of evidence in this case. If Mr Beck really did put a stop to that relationship, he was doing no more than his duty as officer in charge of that home.'

Mr Black claimed the evidence of the former director of social services, Dorothy Edwards, proved there was no 'reign of terror' at the Ratcliffe Road children's home in the 1970s, as the prosecution alleged.

Two of Mr Beck's former deputies, George Lincoln, 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, and Peter Jaynes, 42, of Chatham, Kent, deny a total of four charges. The trial continues.
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Children's home head guilty of sexual abuse
Times Newspapers Limited - November 27, 1991
By Craig Seton


A FORMER senior social worker accused of running ''a reign of terror'' at three council-run children's homes was yesterday found guilty at Leicester crown court of sexually abusing three boys in his care and physically assaulting one.

Frank Beck, aged 49, who was officer in charge of residential homes run by the social services department of Leicester county council between 1973 and 1986, was acquitted by the jury of three further counts of alleged sex abuse, indecent assault and causing actual bodily harm to children formerly in his care.

The four guilty verdicts came after the jury had been deliberating for almost two days. The trial of Beck and two co-defendants is in its 11th week.

Peter Jaynes, aged 41, of Chatham, Kent, Beck's former deputy during part of the 13-year period during which offences were alleged to have been committed, was found guilty of one charge of indecent assault on a boy and one of causing actual bodily harm to a girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Jaynes was also found guilty of causing actual bodily harm to a girl. The jury still has to return a verdict on one other charge of indecent assault on the girl.

George Lincoln, aged 38, a former residential social worker, of Sudbury, Suffolk, faces a joint charge with Beck of serious sexual assault.

The jury has still to return its verdict on a further 20 charges against Beck, a former Royal Marine. Eight of the charges relate to allegations of serious sexual assault, six to indecent assault, three to grievous bodily harm, and one to rape. The alleged victims were children in care and two social workers.

The jury retired to consider its verdicts on Monday. It will resume deliberations today after a second night in an hotel. Beck has denied all the charges. Earlier, he was found not guilty of five charges on the directions of Mr Justice Jowitt.

The prosecution has alleged that Beck sexually and physically abused children as young as eight at the three homes in Leicester and Market Harborough. Beck, in his defence, alleged that Greville Janner, the Labour MP for Leicester West, had sexually abused a boy in care. During the trial Mr Janner's solicitor issued a statement in which he said that he had informed the MP that the proceedings were sub judice and that he should not comment at that this stage.

Beck was found guilty of seriously sexually assaulting David Hunt while the teenager was in care during the 1970s at the Ratcliffe Road Home in Leicester. Beck was also convicted of causing actual bodily harm to Mr Hunt, now aged 29. Mr Hunt had told the court that he went into care when he was only ten because his mother could not cope. Mr Hunt said he had been taken by Beck to his private quarters, stripped and sexually abused. He also said that he had been physically assaulted after failing to work out a calculation for a rabbit hutch design.

Beck was further convicted of indecently assaulting another boy, Stefan Iwasiw, now aged 32 and married. The former head was also found guilty of attempting to indecently assault John Parker when he was a teenager. Mr Parker alleged during the trial that Beck had abused him in his room at a care home.

The trial continues today.


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Beck found guilty of sexual abuse of children in care
By JACK O'SULLIVAN
1991 The Independent (London) - November 27, 1991, Page 2


A SOCIAL worker accused of a 13-year ''reign of terror'' at three Leicestershire children's homes was yesterday convicted of sexually and physically abusing children in his care.

Frank Beck, 49, formerly of Braunstone, Leicester, who ran the homes between 1973 and 1986, was convicted of buggering and assaulting a 13-year-old boy and of buggering a 16-year-old boy. Both were in his care at Ratcliffe Road children's home, Leicester. He was also found guilty of attempting to bugger a 14-year-old boy at the same home, where he was officer in charge for three years from 1975.

Peter Jaynes, 42, of Chatham, Kent, Beck's deputy at the home, was convicted of indecently assaulting a teenage boy and assaulting a 15-year-old girl at Ratcliffe Road. He faces a separate charge of indecently assaulting her.

The jury has still to decide on a further 20 charges against Beck, including nine of buggering children and one of raping a 15-year- old girl. Jurors will continue their deliberations on those charges today, after a spending a second night in a hotel. Beck has denied all the charges. He was cleared of assaulting and sexually assaulting Mark Wright, now 26, when he was 10 or 11 at Ratcliffe Road, and of additionally buggering the 16- year-old boy without consent.

David Hunt, now 29, from Blackpool, had told the jury how, when he was 13, Beck held him down and buggered him after he had been taken to Beck's quarters at Ratcliffe Road. Mr Hunt, who was in court to hear the two guilty verdicts in relation to his allegations, had said he had felt scared and ashamed, and had told no one about the incident. He had also described how, late one night, Beck had dragged him out of bed, stripped him, shaken, punched and slapped him, leaving his nose damaged and bleeding.

Stefan Iwasiw, now 32, had told the jury how, as a 16-year-old on a visit to Ratcliffe Road, Beck had taken him to private quarters, stripped and buggered him. He said he still suffered nervous disorders and in 1986 had consulted a clinical psychologist. ''Over a period of time, it became clear to me that the events in the home were the reason why I was there. It was hidden, deeply hidden. I had to be hypnotised to get it out,'' he told the court.

John Parker had said that when he was 14, Beck took him to his room after suggesting the boy was ''feeling randy''. Beck had tried unsuccessfully to bugger him after pushing him to the floor, he said.

A 31-year-old woman attacked by Jaynes as a 15-year old had described how she was grabbed, kicked, hit and had knuckles rubbed into her ribs by Jaynes. She said Jaynes had said her mother and father did not want her because she was a lesbian and a bastard.

The defence alleged that Beck had been framed and questioned the integrity of the police and witnesses. Counsel suggested that witnesses had been enticed with the promise of payments from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Beck told the court that the police were trying to cover up alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy in council care in the mid- 1970s by Greville Janner, Labour MP for Leicester West. Beck said that he had put a stop to the alleged abuse, so proving the falseness of the charges he himself faced.

A third defendant, George Lincoln, 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, who was Beck's deputy at the Beeches home, denies one charge of buggering a 14-year-old boy with Beck.
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Head of home guilty of abuse
By IAN KATZ
The Guardian (London) - November 27, 1991


THE former head of three Leicestershire children's homes and his deputy were yesterday found guilty of six charges of sexual and physical abuse against children in their care.

Returning six unanimous verdicts after 11 hours of deliberation at Leicester crown court, the jury found Frank Beck, the former officer in charge of the homes between 1973 and 1986, guilty of buggering two boys and assaulting one of them causing actual bodily harm.

The jury later unanimously convicted Mr Beck, aged 49, of attempting to bugger another boy and his former deputy, Peter Jaynes, aged 42, of assaulting a girl causing her actual bodily harm.

Mr Jaynes was also found guilty of indecently assaulting a boy by a majority verdict.

The jury unanimously cleared Mr Beck of an alternative buggery charge as well as charges of indecent assault and assault causing actual bodily harm.

Members of the jury were last night spending a second night in a hotel to consider a further 18 charges.

Mr Beck had been said to have presided over a 13-year 'reign of terror' in the homes, The Beeches and Ratcliffe Road in Leicester and The Poplars in nearby Market Harborough.

Mr Beck denied 32 charges involving 14 children and four former social workers. Last month Mr Justice Jowitt ruled that evidence on three charges of buggery and two charges of assault was unsafe.

During the trial, a former resident of one of Mr Beck's homes alleged he had been regularly abused by a Labour MP, Greville Janner.

Mr Janner is to issue a statement on the allegations after sentence has been passed.

Mr Jaynes, of Chatham, Kent, pleaded not guilty to two charges of indecent assault and one of causing actual bodily harm, and George Lincoln, aged 39, of Sudbury, Suffolk, denies one joint charge with Mr Beck of buggery.
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MP Withdraws Debate On Contempt Law
Press Association  - November 28, 1991, Thursday


Labour's Greville Janner, who has been mentioned in the sex abuse case at Leicester Crown Court involving Frank Beck, the former head of three children's homes, tonight withdrew his proposed short debate in the Commons on the contempt of court law. Mr Janner (Leicester W) told the Press Association: "I have withdrawn it because the case is not over. "I hope that it will be possible for me to make my statement as soon as possible in the House of Commons, which will probably be next week." The debate was due to have taken place on the adjournment of the House tonight.

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Press ban at sex abuse inquiry is attacked
By Jack O'Sullivan, Health Services Correspondent
The Independent (London) - January 23, 1992, Thursday, HOME, Page 3

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MP at Beck hearing;Greville Janner

The London Times - June 20, 1992

Greville Janner, Labour MP for Leicester West, gave evidence yesterday at the enquiry into the running of children's homes in Leicestershire. The hearing was set up after Frank Beck was jailed for life for abusing children at the three county homes he ran. Its aim is to find out how Beck's 13-year reign of abuse was allowed to continue. At his trial Beck, 50, claimed that Mr Janner had had a relationship with a former boy in care. Mr Janner, 63, has vigorously denied the claims.

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Greville Janner Suite
London's Elizabeth Hotel
http://www.londonelizabethhotel.co.uk/greville.htm


Once the nursery to Lord Janner of Braunstone, the suite retains a calming, restful air, with light diffused through stained-glass windows.
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Tories hold back in bid to oust Janner
By David Hencke
The Guardian - March 22, 1995 

CONSERVATIVE MPs yesterday pulled back from their attempt to unseat Greville Janner, the Labour chairman of the Commons Employment Select Committee, for alleged conflicts of interest between his private consultancy and his questioning of utility chiefs like Cedric Brown, the head of British Gas. 

Mr Janner was under fire last week because of his business activities with the JSB Group, which trains and advises managers on presentational skills and employment law. British Gas is one of JSB's clients, although Mr Janner has denied any dealings which could create a conflict of interest. 

Mr Janner is also a non-executive director on the remuneration committee of the betting and leisure group Ladbroke - a role in which he has helped approve a chairman's salary of pounds 583,000 and handed out share options worth pounds 2.3 million to directors. 

He fiercely denies that there has been any conflict of interest in his business and parliamentary roles and is determined not to stand down as chairman of the inquiry into the pay of the utility bosses, according to colleagues. He has received strong backing from other committee members. 

Conservative MPs ran into trouble over the wording of their plan to remove Mr Janner from heading the inquiry until it had reported to the House of Commons. Warren Hawksley (Halesowen and Stourbridge), who had put down a motion to this effect, said he would now have to propose that discussion of the motion be postponed until next week's meeting. 

"The intention of my amendment is to take Mr Janner out of the chair for all matters involving the remuneration inquiry that the committee is carrying out. It is proving hard to find wording which allows for this under the rules of the select committee," he said. 

Harry Greenway (Ealing N), another of those behind the move, said: "I think the motion will remain on the Commons order paper but will not be moved. The important thing is to keep proceedings firm, fair and objective. It is a discipline on the chairman which we think he needs and if he strays the motion will be moved." 

Mr Hawksley was not helped by the private views of two other Conservative MPs, David Nicholson (Taunton) and Ian Mills (Meriden), who did not want to press the matter further. 

Labour had made it clear that it was not going to provide another chairman and Tory MPs say they had been led to believe that if they succeeded in removing Mr Janner, Labour could start causing problems for Tory chairman on other committees by raising possible conflicts of interests. 

Yesterday, the committee continued its inquiry by asking Sir Colin Southgate and Ed Wallis, resepectively the chairman and chief executive of Powergen, to give evidence. 

It has already taken evidence from a series of other heads of privatised utilities, including Cedric Brown, whose 75 per cent pay rise last year sparked protests about alleged boardroom pay abuses.

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The strange case of Michael Jackson, Paul Boateng, a spoon-bender and the Palace of Westminster
By Jason Beattie
The Scotsman - June 15, 2002

THE Palace of Westminster has been treaty to many weird and wonderful spectacles but few events were quite as magnificently odd as the moment yesterday when an international pop star, an escapologist, an amateur magician, a psychic and a Ghanaian-born politician gathered for an impromptu birthday party. 

One day, the doorkeepers, the morning-coated wonders who guard the Houses of Parliament, will be able to tell their grandchildren of the time they saw Michael Jackson, a popular music entertainer of some renown, moonwalk through the Royal Robing Room. 

If they wished to embroider this fabulous tale, they could tell their gawping audience of how Jackson was accompanied by one Uri Geller, famous in many lands for his ability to bend spoons and other cutlery, his Lordship Greville Janner (former Labour MP and part-time magician), and a US citizen called David Blaine, who attracted a certain notoriety for standing on an 80ft pole in New York for three days and three nights. 

And, should the grandchildren remain unimpressed by such a cast list, much mention could be made of the presence of Lord Irvine, a very distinguished man sometimes compared to Cardinal Wolsey and a Mr Paul Boateng, formerly of Ghana and now the Chief Secretary to Her Majesty's Treasury, the UK's first-ever black Cabinet minister. 

This was not, it would be stressed, a fantasy guest list for a dinner party, nor a celebrity balloon debate but - and at this moment one is asked to suspend one's critical faculties - an incongruous publicity stunt for Exeter City Football Club. 

Jackson, the proprietor of a chimpanzee called Bubbles and the most successful recording artist in history, had travelled to Britain at the request of his friend, Geller, to be made an honorary director of the football club of which Geller is chairman. 

Geller, it should be known, is a close and dear friend of Lord Janner, a diminutive peer of jovial nature who happens to be a member of the Magic Circle. 

Unfortunately, no explanation was given for the presence of Blaine, although Lord Janner was on record as saying: "Uri is a great friend of mine - though he is a psychic, not a magician - and asked whether I could arrange this for him because Michael wanted to see the Palace of Westminster." It was also recorded that Lord Janner accurately described the visit as "great fun, a marvellous occasion" and "totally unique". 

So it came to pass that on the day of our Lord, Friday, 14 June, 2002, Jackson arrived in a fleet of blacked-out limousines at the portals of the palace for a sightseeing trip. 

This jolly enterprise included a meeting with the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, a political escapologist who could tell the assembled magicians - and psychics - about how to make cabinets disappear. The distinguished entourage then proceeded to the terrace of the House of Lords, a riverside location where their lordships have been seen enjoying G&Ts on hazy summer evenings, for a surprise 51st birthday party for Mr Boateng. 

In a ceremony which, to borrow Lord Janner's remark, was totally unique, Mr Boateng was presented with a candlelit chocolate cake while his guests, led by the singer of such hits as Thriller, Beat It and Dirty Diana, offered a recognisable rendition of Happy Birthday. "What a fantastic birthday surprise - I can't believe it," said Mr Boateng. "I thought it was a spoof. It is the most incredible surprise. It is the best present ever. 

"I can't believe that I'm with the most famous musician," he added. 

It was a reaction shared by Emilie Williams, a tourist from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who was mildly astonished that his journey to London, England, should include a chance meeting with a famous singer from Neverland, a domestic property in the state of California. 

Jackson, for it was he, was then shown the Royal Gallery, the Prince's Chamber, which he decreed his favourite room so far, and the Robing Room wherein he performed the aforementioned dance routine. 

In the Lords' Library, Blaine took it upon himself to request a copy of The Discovery of Witchcraft, by Reginald Scott. 

In the chamber of the House of Lords, a not inconsiderate space decorated with red leather benches and adorned with gold-leaf trimmings, Jackson expressed wonder at the gold throne, saying: "I want that!" 

Although the palace is no stranger to unusual ceremonies, there was a detectable surprise that Jackson was accompanied by an assistant whose duty included brushing the singer's hair at regular intervals. 

The responsibility for dabbing one's face with a make-up sponge was undertaken by Jackson himself. "I'm impressed by the architecture the most. And I like the gold rooms," he said at the end of the tour. It was assumed this was not a slight on Mr Boateng, Lord Irvine or Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP who kindly showed the party around the green benches of the House of Commons. 

The official record is a little hazy at this point, but it is understood that Geller, Blaine and Jackson departed for Exeter where they have organised a benefit show to raise money for sufferers of HIV in Africa. 

Tickets, it was alleged, have been slow to sell as the locals thought the show was a joke or even an illusion.

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Lifestyles Magazine
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Lord Janner: My friend Michael Jackson
Jewish Chroicle - June 26, 2009

Leading Jewish peer Lord Janner spoke today about his sorrow at the death of Michael Jackson, whom he regarded as "delightful company" and a good friend.

Lord Janner was introduced to the singer by psychic Uri Geller.

"He came to Parliament in 2002 and I showed him round," Lord Janner recalled. "He had come to the UK to help fund-raise for Exeter Football Club, which Uri chaired. 

"I showed him all around the Lords; it was a Friday and the staff were thrilled. When we got to the place where the Queen sits when she opens Parliament, he looked at the chair and then turned to his assistant. He said: 'I want one exactly like that for my home.'"

Lord Janner said he had not been familiar with Jackson's music when they first met but had had the opportunity to see him in California at Universal Studios. "We had dinner together and then I watched him dance. He was an incredible dancer. It was absolutely astonishing."

The peer said he would miss the entertainer, whose death was announced today.

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Known Pedophile is Instrumental in Promoting Holocaust Hoaxer and Plagiarizer Denis Avey's New Book  
By Carolyn Yeager
CarolynYeager.net - October 10, 2011

 


Greville Janner, now Lord Janner of Braunstone, stands accused of pedophilia during the trial of Frank Beck in 1991. Janner, a well-known and well-connected British Jew, and a Labour MP from 1970 to 1997, has never answered the charges. 

 


This is according to the C.H.R.I.S.-UK (Children Have Rights in Society) website in a copyrighted 2010 report. It tells us that Greville Janner, along with being the Chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust, the President of the Commonwealth Jewish Council, a former President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Vice President of the World Jewish Congress, is also a member of the Magic Circle and of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

 


I wrote about this man and showed a picture of him in my article of April 28, "Why the BBC and Labor Government Cynically Backed the Denis Avey Holocaust Hoax, and Why They Won't Let It Go." Here are two other pictures of him.


Francis Lawrence, founder of the Campaign for Decency, wrote this about Janner in 2005:


JANNER is a child molester well known to the police. An active file on his activities has been maintained at Scotland Yard since even before the eruption of the Leicester Children's Home scandal of 1991 … JANNER used the device of a "Personal Statement" to deny all the accusations against him. Statements to the House of Commons of this kind, apart from being covered by Parliamentary privilege, are exempt from the usual interjections *and questions* from other MPs. After making his statement JANNER was invited by the press to answer their questions *outside* the privileged confines of the House. He refused to do so, and refused to explain why.

 Thus it may be seen that his subsequent claims to have been "cleared by Parliament of all accusations" is utterly untrue. JANNER ducked a genuine opportunity to clear his name by taking legal action against his former victim who, as a grown man, has re-iterated his evidence outside the protection of the witness box.


Instead of quitting public life, JANNER simply kept his head down for a while. Now, in the mistaken belief that the dust from the Frank Beck affair has settled, JANNER has had the impudence to take a leading role in the crusade to recover “Holocaust Loot” allegedly held in Swiss banks.

     Signed:

     Frances Lawrence Campaign for Decency
     Hon. Secretary: Andrew Hillier
     64 Victoria Street
     London SW1E 6QP, England
     Tel. 0171-798-2259

What the CHRIS website tells us about Greville Janner is mind-blowing! Here is the story:


In 1991, Frank Beck accused Janner of pedophilic behavior with a teenager who was in his (Beck's) care as warden of the Leicester Children's Home.  But it was Beck who was arrested and charged with the sexual and physical abuse of children in his care over a thirteen-year period. At his trial Beck stated that:  "One child has been buggered and abused for two solid years by Greville Janner".

 


Beck was referring to Paul Winston, who was just thirteen years old when he and Janner first met. Though Winston was able to describe Janner's home, the hotel rooms they had shared, and Janner's habits and person in detail, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alan Green, also a Jew, let it be known that "for lack of evidence," Janner would not be prosecuted. 

 


Ironically, Green himself was arrested for kerb-crawling (cruising red-light districts for solicitation of prostitutes) in Kings Cross a little while later. Furthermore, Green had come to the attention of the police previously for this same misdemeanour and was quietly given a formal warning. The scandal prompted his resignation from public office and the suicide of his wife. 

 


In court, Paul Winston, who was, at the time of Beck's trial, a married man with children, stood up for Beck, as did several other witnesses, paying credit to his achievements and behavior, and confirming his testimony against Janner. Winston testified he was invited to Janner's home near Golders Green as a 13-year old, whilst Janner's wife was away, and this led to his sharing Janner's bed where they "cuddled and fondled each other." Thereafter Winston testified that, over the next two years, he was regularly sodomised by Janner.


Beck discovered what had been going on after Winston was put into his care, at which point he informed his superiors at Leicester Social Services. At one point, Janner visited the care home with a new bicycle for Paul but Beck denied him entry and would not allow the gift to be passed on. This was confirmed by another witness at the trial.

 


Even though Winston testified that Beck had counseled him over his relationship with the MP, and had brought the affair to an end, and had also had a beneficial effect on his life, Beck was nevertheless found guilty and sentenced to twenty-four years in prison, with five life sentences to run concurrently for his "crimes"! What the heck is going on in English courts, we may well ask.

 


What is going on seems to be "Jew power", the same kind of Jew power we saw at the Nuremberg Tribunals in 1946. Janner was never brought to court, nor was he ever called upon to testify. In 1994 at the age of only 52, after a game of badminton, according to prison officials, Frank Beck died suddenly of a 'heart attack' shortly before his appeal was due to begin. He was, by all accounts, a fit man at the time of his death. He never stopped protesting his innocence and Janner's guilt. Of Beck's two main solicitors, who believed in his innocence, one has since been killed in a road accident, and the other has been subjected to police harassment on a major scale. 

 


The report of Beck's untimely death in The Independent UK on June 2, 1994 contained no mention whatsoever of Greville Janner. Nor is there any mention of this affair on Janner's Wikipedia page--suggesting a widespread cover-up by the British-Jewish elite.



Janner made a peer to escape being thrown out by voters


 Several years later, in 1997, Janner was ennobled and took the title Baron of Braunstone. The man responsible for ennobling Greville Janner was Tony Blair (former Labor Party Prime Minister). As a member of the House of Lords, who are appointed essentially by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Prime Minister rather than voted in as are the members of the House of Commons, Janner cannot be removed from office by the people. A "privilege" enjoyed by both Houses is that of freedom from arrest, although it is not total any longer.

 


Placing him in the House of Lords is believed to have been done for the protection of Greville Janner, so that he can remain a respectable actor in British politics and society. We have to assume that Janner donated a hefty sum to the British Labor Party in order to be recommended for a peerage. Or did he use blackmail? Gordon Brown is himself accused of being a pedophile, and Tony Blair accused of covering up for senior members of his government, no doubt including his Chancellor of the Exchequer, Brown.



How closely can we connect Avey to Janner?


 This child molester, Janner, is the man Denis Avey thanked, right after thanking his wife and Sir Martin Gilbert who wrote the short forward, in the acknowledgements in his book The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz. He thanks Lord Janner, Karen Pollack and the team at the Holocaust Education Trust for their "ongoing help and support," and writes "Their work is beyond value." After Janner, he thanks Gordon Brown. So not only is Avey a liar and a poseur of the worst sort because of his made-up stories about his time in the POW camp at Auschwitz, he has no problem associating himself and getting assistance from the lowest forms of humanity in the United Kingdom, such as Janner. It is not reasonable to think that, as a Brit interested in British politics, he had not heard something about the Janner scandal; certainly his co-writer Rob Broomby knew all about it. Tellingly, Broomby did not mention Janner or the HET in his acknowledgements.

 


It's no wonder Avey so recklessly accuses innocent people of crimes that occurred only in his own sick fantasies--he obviously has no standards or scruples by which he guides his life, in spite of all his talk about his solid 'country' upbringing in Essex, and being a 'man of principle.' Avey writes in Chapter One of his book, "I grew up in a world of moral certainties and I was expected to stand up for what was right. [My father] taught me to respect humans and animals." What about unprotected children? It is clear from his show of respect for Greville Janner and Gordon Brown that Avey is not a man who 'stands up' for what is right. Instead, he 'stands up' for personal profit and falsely asserting himself as a 'hero.'

Janner the magician

  What kind of illusionism did the morally-bankrupt Janner perform to get the police and prosecutors to refrain from investigating him, and to go after Frank Beck instead, the CHRIS website asks? It answers that in the House of Parliament, Janner had simply uttered a general denial, defamed his principal accuser Paul Winston (behind the protection of Parliamentary privilege) and whined about his suffering! He was not asked a single question by any of the Members who heard him, nor did he have to endure detailed cross-examination as did those who gave evidence at Beck's trial because he was not called as a witness.

 


Did he by any chance assist Avey in his own illusionism of presenting himself to the British public as a war hero, and a man of grandiose deeds? Avey has also not been subjected to questioning or any kind of scrutiny. Those who have come out and said they don't believe him are quietly ignored by the press and the government hacks who named him a "Hero of the Holocaust." What a racket! And what a combination these two men make. Truly, we live in an age of delusion and corruption perhaps unparalleled in history. 



An important point I want to make is that this revolting travesty of justice reveals the connection, in the clearest manner possible, between the Holocaust and Politics. In the United Kingdom, as similarly in the United States and the European Union, the Holocaust is used to give substance and credibility to the most unworthy politicians and political agendas. This is a scandal that when it really breaks open will reveal the slimy and deeply evil underbelly of the 'New World Order' created  in 1945-46 with the totally falsified Nuremberg Tribunals and the on-going show trials that followed. One current example is the John Demjanjuk show trial which just ended.

 


In closing, I will add that Greville Janner, now Lord Janner of Braunstone, was born in 1928, married in 1955, and has, with his wife, three children and six grandchildren. He took over his father Barnett Janner's Leicester seat in Parliament, and also followed his father as Chairman of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain. A fine British family.

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Galilee school centre name honours Lord Janner 
Jewish Chronical - August 30, 2012

A new education centre in the north of Israel is to be named after the former Labour MP and ex-president of the Board of Deputies, Lord Janner. 

Israel's ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, and members of the UJIA recommended the veteran Labour peer, now 84, for the honour in recognition of his work promoting understanding between people of different faiths. 

In a letter to Lord Janner, Mr Taub said: "This is a mark of our tremendous gratitude and appreciation for all you have achieved in the course of your long and devoted service to the Jewish state." 

The Lord Janner Education Centre in Ma'alot Tarshiha, northern Galilee, will focus on teaching young children from different backgrounds lessons that promote tolerance and cultural diversity. The township is one of the areas supported by the UJIA in Britain. 

Its mayor, Shlomo Buhbut, said: "We are proud to acknowledge and to publicise the significant and important contribution of Lord Janner to the state of Israel and to the Jewish people."

Mick Davis, chairman of the UJIA, was instrumental in recommending Lord Janner for the honour and said: "There is no measure great enough to value the contribution that my dear friend Greville Janner has made to the Jewish community of Great Britain, the Jewish communities of the Commonwealth and to the building of the modern state of Israel." 

Lord Janner said he was "delighted and very proud to receive this wonderful honour."

Among the many organisations with which he has been involved is the Coexistence Trust which he co-founded with Jordan's Prince Hassan, to help governments combat racial and religious intolerance, including antisemitism and Islamophobia.
 
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Lord Janner honoured by Israel  
Jewish Chroicle - November 8, 2012

A jubilant Lord Janner raises a woven artwork made for him by the children of the Ma’alot Tarshiha kindergarten in the Galileee. 

The nursery, attended by Jewish and Arab children, has been named in Lord Janner’s honour by the state of Israel, to mark his service to the Jewish community and the state. 

At the dedication ceremony, attended by the British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, the mayor of Ma’alot, Shlomo Buhbut, and the deputy mayor of Tarshiha, George Ablini, a plaque was unveiled renaming the school the Lord Greville Janner Education Centre.

Mayor Buhbut said: “ You cannot tell at this kindergarten if a child is Jewish or Arab. That is what is so wonderful about our town. Lord Janner, you are not afraid of challenges and building bridges. There is no better place in Israel than to have our kindergarten named for you.” 

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Lord Greville Janner's home searched as part of child sex investigations, say police
The Telegraph (UK) - December 20, 2013

Officers from Leicestershire Police spent two days searching Lord Greville Janner's £600,000 apartment in North London


Police have searched the London home of Labour Lord Greville Janner as part of an investigation into historic child sex allegations, it was revealed.

Officers from Leicestershire Police spent two days searching his £600,000 apartment in North London, on Monday and Tuesday.

The 85-year-old former barrister was named Baron Janner of Braunstone, Leicester, in 1997.

The force refused to give details of whether anything was seized but confirmed it was part of an ongoing probe.


A police spokesman said: "Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers executed a search warrant of a property in Barnet, London as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry.


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Police investigation child abuse search peer Greville Janner’s home
By Paul Peachy
Independent - December 20, 2013

Police investigating allegations of historic child abuse linked to children’s homes in Leicestershire have searched the home of the Labour peer Greville Janner.

Lord Janner’s legal team confirmed on Friday that he was assisting police with their inquiries after officers reportedly spent several days searching his home in Golders Green, north London.

The 85-year-old, who served as an MP in Leicester for 27 years, has not been arrested and police did not indicate what was taken away from the flat.

The father-of-three was accused of child abuse in a court case in 1991 but was not prosecuted and was given all-party support in the House of Commons when he described his ordeal and said there was “not a shred of truth” in the claims against him.

Lord Janner was named by Frank Beck, a former head of three children’s homes in Leicestershire, who was given five life terms after 200 children complained that they had been abused by him over 13 years to 1986.

A 30-year-old man also gave evidence that he had been abused by Lord Janner when he was in care aged 13. A letter was shown to the jury that was allegedly sent from the MP to the boy.

The prosecution in the case called the claims a red herring and part of “the great Janner diversion” in an attempt to deflect blame from Beck, the court heard.

Lord Janner gave written evidence to the Kirkwood inquiry which looked into wider failures within the care home system. Beck, one of Britain’s most notorious sex offenders, died of a heart attack in 1994 while playing badminton at Whitemoor prison in Cambridgeshire.

Lord Janner was made a life peer in 1997 and is best known for his work to recompense victims of the Holocaust. He chairs the Holocaust Educational Trust and was instrumental in arranging the 1997 London Nazi Looted Gold conference, according to his website. His wife of more than four decades died in 1996.

In a statement, his lawyers WilmerHale 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.”

In Golders Green, builders working at a house next to Mr Janner’s home said they saw a number of police cars at the address on Monday and Tuesday this week.


In the Daily Mail, a man who identified himself as Lord Janner’s spiritual healer was quoted as saying the peer was exhausted with the stress of dealing with the police. “He’s old and he needs his rest,” the man said. “I don’t want to say any more.”

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Lord Greville Janner's home searched as part of historical sex abuse allegations - police reveal
By Sam Chadderton
Mirror News - December 20, 2013

The 85-year-old Labour peer and former MP was not arrested at his flat and his lawyers said he is "assisting the police with their inquiries”

Police investigating historical sex abuse allegations have searched the home of Labour peer Lord Greville Janner.

The 85-year-old former MP was not arrested in the raid at his flat in Barnet, North London by Leicestershire Police.

A spokesman for the force said: “Officers have executed a search warrant at a ­property in Barnet, London, as part of an ongoing criminal enquiry.”

 Lawyers for Lord Janner said he had been “assisting the police with their inquiries”.

Father-of-three Lord Janner was an MP for Leicester for 27 years.

When he retired in 1997 he became Baron Janner of Braunstone.

He is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and has helped win compensation for Holocaust victims.


The life peer speaks nine languages and is a member of the Magic Circle.

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Lord Greville Janner's Barnet Home Focus of Child Sex Investigation
By Dominic Gover
International Business Times - December 20, 2013

Police officers swooped on the home of a serving Labour peer as part of an investigation in to historic sex crimes.

A property belonging to Lord Greville Janner in Barnet, north London, was the targeted over the allegations in a raid which lasted a full two days.

Police have searched the London home of the Labour Lord as part of an investigation into historic child sex allegations, it was revealed.

Officers from Leicestershire Constabulary carried out the search as part of an "on-going investigation."
A spokesman said: "Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers executed a search warrant of a property in Barnet, London as part of an on-going criminal inquiry. "No arrests have been made at this stage."

Police refused to confirm what the investigation was about. No arrests have been made at this time.

A man identifying himself as a 'spiritual healer' to the peer told reporters at Jennar's £600,000 home: "The Lord won't come to the door. He is exhausted with all the stress of dealing with the police. He's old and needs his rest. I don't want to say any more."


Greville Janner qualified as a lawyer in 1971 and was a Labour MP between 1970 and 1997. He was President of the Board of British Jews and led campaigns to win reparations for the victims of Nazism and identifying mass graves. He has been Lord Janner of Braunstone, Leicester, since 1997.

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Lord Janner's home searched in child abuse probe
BBC - December 20, 2013

The London home of Lord Janner has been searched as part of an inquiry into allegations of child abuse, Leicestershire Police has confirmed.

He has not been arrested and has not been interviewed under caution.

Leicestershire Police said it had "executed a search warrant at a property in Barnet, north London, as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry".

Greville Janner was a Labour MP for 27 years, in Leicester North West and then Leicester West.

His lawyers said in a statement: "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."

The Cambridge graduate stood down as an MP in 1997 and was subsequently made a life peer.
Lord Janner, a father of three, is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
He is also chairman of the Holocaust Education Trust.

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Police raid home of Labour Lord as part of historic sex abuse probe and spend two days searching his £600,000 apartment
By Lizzie Parry
Daily Mail - December 20, 2013
  • Officers raided the home of Lord Greville Janner of Braunstone, Leicester
  • Leicestershire Police spent two days searching his flat in Barnet
  • Spokesman said no arrests have been made in connection with the raid
  • Neighbour describes seeing police 'coming and going' for days
  • Lawyers for the peer say he is helping police with their inquiries

Police officers have raided the London home of Labour Lord Greville Janner, as part of an 'on-going criminal investigation' in to historic sex abuse allegations, it has emerged.

Officers from Leicestershire Police spent two days searching the peer's £600,000 apartment in Barnet, north London.

The force refused to give details of what was seized at the 85-year-old's home but confirmed it is part of an on-going probe.

It is understood the investigation is into allegations of historic sex abuse.

A police spokesman said: 'Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers executed a search warrant of a property in Barnet, London as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry.

'No arrests have been made at this stage.'

The former barrister was named Baron Janner of Braunstone, Leicester in 1997.

The peer's lawyers WilmerHale said in a statement, that Lord Janner is helping police officers with their inquiries.

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.'

Builders working on a renovation next door to Janner’s home saw a number of police cars and officers at the address on Monday and Tuesday.
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Former Leicester MP Lord Greville Janner’s home searched in child abuse probe
By Ciarangagen
Leicester Mercury - December 21, 2013

Police have searched the London home of Leicester peer Greville Janner as part of an investigation into alleged historical child abuse.

Formally known as Lord Janner of Braunstone, the ex-Leicester West MP’s home in Barnet was visited by Leicestershire officers this week.

It is understood the search was connected to an inquiry into historical allegations of child abuse.

The allegations date back several decades, the Leicester Mercury understands. Leicestershire Police confirmed that officers had travelled to the capital on Monday and that the peer’s flat had been searched over the course of two days – Monday and Tuesday.

The force said the 85-year-old has not been arrested and has not been interviewed under caution.

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

The force said it could not release any further details.

The Leicester Mercury contacted Lord Janner’s office in the House of Lords, but there was no answer.

Lord Janner was a Labour MP in the Leicester North West constituency, which later became Leicester West, between 1970 and 1997, when he retired and was appointed to the House of Lords as a life peer.


A Cambridge University and Harvard Law School-educated barrister, Lord Janner is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and has been involved in efforts to seek compensation and restitution for Holocaust victims.

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Police investigate former Thatcher Cabinet minister over child sex abuse
Herald (Scotland) - December 22, 2013

A former Cabinet minister in Margaret Thatcher's government is being investigated in connection with historic child sex offences and is facing arrest in the near future, the Sunday Herald has learned.

The former Tory politician is being investigated by detectives leading Operation Fernbridge, which is investigating claims that political figures and others sexually abused boys at various locations in England.

There have already been two arrests: one, a former care-home boss, and the other a Roman Catholic priest.

Scotland Yard said last night that the charges related to seven victims aged between nine and 15, with the alleged offences dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. A third, unnamed man was interviewed but later released with no further action taken.

The Thatcher-era Cabinet minister is believed to be the highest-profile target of Operation ­Fernbridge detectives.

One source close to Operation Fernbridge said last night: "When it comes to who is involved, the police do not care how important or high profile they are - these people will not be getting away with it any longer."

Operation Fernbridge is a consequence of long-circulating rumours and claims by victims that senior members of the British establishment were involved in the organised sexual abuse of vulnerable children. Concerns gathered momentum when Labour MP Tom Watson - well known for revelations about the Murdoch press and phone hacking - suggested in the House of Commons that a powerful ­paedophile network may have operated in Britain, protected by its connections to Parliament and Downing Street.

Watson pointed to the 1992 ­prosecution of Peter Righton, a former consultant to the National Children's Bureau and lecturer at the National Institute for Social Work in London. Righton was convicted of importing child pornography. He was also a member of the now defunct Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which lobbied for the lowering of the age of consent.

Another former leading member of PIE was Sir Peter Hayman, a British diplomat later jailed. Hayman was alleged to be one of a number of high-profile visitors to a property now under investigation, as was the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith, who was unmasked as a paedophile after his death.

Speaking in the Commons, Watson told MPs: "The evidence file used to convict Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring ... The leads were not followed up, but if the files still exist, I want to ensure that the Metropolitan Police secure the evidence, re-examine it, and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and Number 10."

Watson decided to speak out after being contacted by a former child protection specialist with detailed knowledge of the Righton case. Prime Minister David Cameron responded saying Watson had raised a "very difficult and complex case". Details of the alleged crimes of the former Tory Cabinet minister are believed to have been passed to Watson in the wake of his comments in the House of Commons.

The claims came just a day after the home of Labour peer and former MP Lord Greville Janner was searched by police investigating allegations of historic child abuse. The search on Janner's home and Operation Fernbridge are, however, not connected. Janner was not arrested. Officers reportedly spent several days searching his home in Golders Green, London.

The father-of-three was accused of child abuse in a court case in 1991 but was not prosecuted. He received all-party support in the House of Commons when he described his ordeal and said there was "not a shred of truth" in the claims.

Last night, a source close to Operation Fernbridge said: "Police and MI5 knew about the allegations involving [the former Tory Cabinet minister] years ago. He's already been spoken to by police. I'd expect an arrest in the near future.

"If the arrest happens - and I trust it will - it means that there has been a massive cover-up for decades at the heart of British politics. An arrest would blow this apart. We're at a watershed moment. The public must know."

One of the alleged victims of the Thatcher-era Cabinet minister is believed to be so "damaged", however, that he would be unfit to take the stand in any criminal case.

A political source said last night: "It is thought there is lots of intelligence, but it is not yet high enough to reach the bar for an arrest to be made. There's lots of circumstantial evidence that needs further inquiry." The source added that he knew the former Cabinet minister is being investigated by the police, but could not confirm that an arrest was imminent.

A spokesman for the ­Metropolitan Police said no comment could be made on the likelihood of future arrests under Operation Fernbridge.

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