Lord Janner must attend court hearing over historic 'abuse' charges


Lawyers for Lord Janner have lost a High Court bid to prevent him having to attend court tomorrow to face child abuse charges.

The former Labour peer and MP was ordered to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London in relation to 22 charges spanning a period from the 1960s to the 1980s.

His legal team says that the 87-year-old is suffering from dementia, and forcing him to attend court in person is unlawful and violates his human rights.

They wanted tomorrow's hearing halted to give him time to seek judicial review of the decision that he must attend.