Lord Janner is due to appear before a court to face child abuse charges tomorrow after his lawyers lost a High Court bid to prevent him having to attend.
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.
But they have lost that legal bid, meaning Janner will have to appear before the court in central London unless an appeal can be mounted in the meantime.
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Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

Lord Greville Janner (left) ,when he was an MP, and George Thomas, Speaker of the House, middle, with a party of schoolboys at the House of Commons in 1976

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