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Counsel to #CSAinquiry formally asks Alexis Jay and inquiry panel to DELAY substantive hearings re Greville Janner, the late peer and ex-MP, from February to October 2020 b/c IOPC referred file on one individual to CPS re police failings.

Decision on submission to be announced.
When Lord Janner died, he faced trial of facts on 22 CSA charges re nine complainants.

But #CSAinquiry hears in prelim hearing that, according to CPS, he should have faced ANOTHER 12 charges re three more complainants.

PLUS police were investigating yet more allegations.
Counsel to #CSAinquiry, Brian Altman, rejects charge that inquiry has “singled out” Lord Janner, saying that it has considered other cases of alleged institutional failure.

These included Archbishop Peter Ball, Sir Cyril Smith, Sir Peter Morrison and Sir Peter Hayman, he says.
IOPC investigated alleged police failings over Lord Janner under codename ‘Operation Nori’.

But #CSAinquiry has not disclosed to core participants IOPC report on Operation Nori because IOPC has referred file on one person to CPS for charging decision.
Britain’s intelligence agencies are among several bodies that have had to hand over material to #CSAinquiry relating to Lord Janner, counsel to inquiry tells preliminary hearing.
Counsel to #CSAinquiry says that it will only be possible to hold substantive hearings re Lord Janner even in October 2020 if CPS decides NOT to charge anyone re Operation Nori, and decides this by January 6.

So, #CSAinquiry hearings could well be delayed beyond October 2020.
Which, in turn, would delay the conclusion of the whole #CSAinquiry.
Daniel Janner, son of late Greville Janner, planned to read out to #CSAinquiry “sensitive personal information” about some accusers, counsel to inquiry says.

“That information included details of mental health, criminal convictions and matters from social security records...”
The theat led to an extra restriction ordered by #CSAinquiry in Janner investigation last Wednesday that bans anyone from revealing any information that could help identify any complainant core participant or witness through jigsaw identification, says counsel to inquiry.
Daniel Janner withdrew his threat to read this statement to the prelim hearing of #CSAinquiry today, counsel to inquiry says...
Counsel to inquiry, Brian Altman, tells preliminary hearing: “It would be quite wrong for any individual involved in this inquiry, from any quarter, to seek to make submissions or present evidence at a public hearing for the purpose of intimidating or harassing witnesses.”
Counsel for CPS tells #CSAinquiry that it is impossible to say when a charging decision will be reached re Operation Nori, adding that he sees it as almost inevitable that further information or clarification will be sought on it from the IOPC.
Daniel Janner rails at #CSAinquiry against “false accusers” who alleged CSA by his late father, peer and ex-MP, Greville Janner.

He also reveals that the Labour MP was charged with sexually abused one boy along with a Conservative Cabinet minister who is still living...
Another charge against Greville Janner related to “rape and torture for a whole weekend”, his son, Daniel, tells prelim hearing at #CSAinquiry.

But, he claims, his father was in Australia that weekend.
Lawyers have lodged four claims in the High Court against Leicestershire County Council over alleged child sexual abuse by Greville Janner, the late MP and peer, counsel for some complainant core participants tells #CSAinquiry.
Complainant core participants are “concerned” that #CSAinquiry may DROP Janner investigation, and lawyers for some pressed inquiry to confirm that it will go ahead even if it is delayed...
Concern arose after counsel to #CSAinquiry wrote in a note: “Unless the CPS takes a decision by early 2020 not to bring any charges, then there will be considerable uncertainty as to when any future hearings in this investigation could possibly be held.”
Counsel for Leicestershire Police tells #CSAinquiry that 38 people made CSA allegations to it against Lord Janner.

Not one of them has retracted, and discontinuance of civil claims has no bearing on the criminal allegations, she says.
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