Lord Janner appears in court over 'child abuse' charges


Lord Janner has appeared in court in person for the first time over 22 historic child sex abuse charges.

The peer's attendance at Westminster Magistrates' Court comes after numerous attempts by his defence lawyers - three court hearings over a week - to avoid him turning up.

Dressed in a soiled bottle green cardigan, blue t-shirt and navy trousers, and using a walking street he entered the courtroom saying: "Oooh, this is wonderful."

He sat at a desk near the entrance used for vulnerable witnesses and looked around the room before being asked if he was Lord Janner.

He replied: "Yes."