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...although said to be too ill with dementia to be tried, how was the 86-year-old founder of the Holocaust Education Trust able to take part in parliamentary debates, collect £100,000 in expenses, and be compos mentis enough to sign over his property deeds to his children thereby putting them out of range of any damages litigation?

The Director of Public Prosecutions decision not to prosecute was equally baffling given that there are well-established and regularly used court procedures for dealing with suspects who have lost their faculties. The DPP’s decision was supposed to be reviewed.

But even now, after all this has been raked over, there are still some curious omissions in the coverage, and perhaps one involves Lord Janner’s propensity to groom senior police officers on behalf of various Jewish organisations. This is best illustrated by an evening at Covent Garden Opera House some years back when three black-tied men strode onto the empty stage after the main performance and launched into a spirited rendering of “A policeman’s lot is not a happy one” to the uproarious laughter of their guests.

The three included the then-serving Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police John Stevens, the former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews the child rapist Lord Janner QC himself, and Gerald Ronson a billionaire property dealer who was imprisoned for his part in the huge “Guinness” financial fraud in 1991.

What the three men had in common, apart from a love of opera, was they all sat on the advisory committee of a charity called the Community Security Trust, a private investigation agency run out of the British Board of Jewish Deputies and which has been chaired by Gerald Ronson since he left prison.
This lavishly funded organisation claims to fight anti-Semitism with a physical street presence and undercover and infiltration work. It is known to have close working relations with Scotland Yard and the Home Office. It is said, in 2009, to have pulled in £5 million in donations, and has sixty-four employees including some of the highest paid executives in the charity sector. But it has attracted a lot of criticism from within its own community for its method of drumming up business: ramping up ‘anti-semitism’ scares.

One left-wing Jewish blogger described it as “pretty secretive and sinister organisation. It goes to great lengths to hide the names of those in charge of it, having managed to persuade the Charity Commission that uniquely its trustees should not be named on the CC website.”
Despite its controversial nature, the CST has managed to enjoy senior police officer approval.

According to Janner’s own memoir, the ad-hoc Gilbert and Sullivan performance took place after the first police investigation was derailed. There is no suggestion that John Stevens — who has since been ennobled — did anything improper, but it is still strange that the media has not found anything interesting in the head of Scotland Yard’s night at the opera with the suspected child rapist and an ex-convict billionaire.

Indeed ‘A policeman’s lot is not a happy one’ could hardly be said to apply to Lord Stevens whose career has blossomed since he took a close interest in the welfare of the Jewish community. After leaving the role of Commissioner in 2005, he became chairman of a ‘corporate intelligence, investigations and risk mitigation’ outfit called Quest alongside some of the most prominent Jewish figures from the City of London as well as a former Director of Mossad and a former deputy director of the CIA.

But it will add to the suspicion that it was Greville Janner’s prominence as the public face of the Jewish community and his leadership in so many sensitive national organisations, that rendered him immune from prosecution.

While the judiciary squirmed in embarrassment, Janner was even abandoned by his own former House of Commons colleagues, 78 of whom called for his case to go to court.

Neither the members in the House of Commons nor the British media have any reason to feel proud of their role in the Greville Janner affair, for they were all fully made aware of all of the crucial details 20 years ago — and chose to do nothing.

In 1995, a twenty-three page booklet revealing the full inside story on the Greville Janner case began arriving in the mail at newspapers and television company offices across Britain.
Professionally written and laid out, the booklet, entitled “Is Greville Janner QC above the law?,” gave a full and accurate account of the Frank Beck paedophilia case to which Janner’s name had become inextricably linked. Apart from fulsome notes, the booklet contained as an appendix, a four-page pamphlet which had been published in 1992 headed “Janner FAILS to answer ‘sex with boy’ evidence.”

The pamphlet had been produced at considerable expense and many hundreds were sent out. It contained all the salient facts of the case laid out in a professional, digestible and easily checkable format. Thus the full details of the case could not have come more easily than if they had been delivered in a pink box tied up in ribbons.
It was sent to all 650 members of the House of Commons. It was also sent to such media luminaries such as David Frost, Jonathan Dimbleby and the veteran TV children’s rights campaigner Esther Rantzen who received two copies.

Copies were also sent to the hard core investigative units such as the Sunday Times Insight team and the specialist television programs such as ITV’s World in Action, BBC’s Panorama and Channel4’s Dispatches.

And which of these brave media outlets or prominent journalists picked up the story — apart from a few paragraphs in Private Eye magazine. Not one. Only one copy that was sent to MPs has since turned up.

As with the children involved in the Rotherham rape epidemic, the Janner accusations involved children from local authority care homes. As with Rotherham, Britain’s media seem to have taken a collective decision that the well-being of such children was of no account compared to the risk to the reputation of such an eminent member of the Jewish left-wing establishment.

For all its self-image as fearless seekers after truth, Fleet Street is totally conformist, and in the mid-nineties the thought of pursuing the former President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews was more than they were willing to take on, no matter how strong the evidence

...For Martin Webster the silence of the media merely confirmed long-standing suspicions: “
“With our booklet, they now had all the information. They could have made the programmes, asked the questions, confronted Janner and so on. Why didn’t they do it? The implications are almost as shocking as what Janner is alleged to have done. It was a demonstration that any criticism of Jewish power cannot be countenanced. It really is as simple as that.”
Six years after the Beck court case in which Greville Janner’s name was first mentioned in connection with child abuse, he was ennobled, and Janner entered the House of Lords as Lord Janner of Braunstone.
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Something that is very damning to the claims of people still maintaining that Janner was completely innocent of the charges that he sexually molested children, is the fact that Sir Richard Henriques' report "An independent inquiry into allegations made against Lord Greville Janner" (published on Jan 19, 2016) reveals that in 1992 Janner lied to the Kirkwood Inquiry, which was launch following the conviction of care home manager Frank Beck in November 1991 for having abused over 100 children.
3.11 It is significant to note that at the Kirkwood Inquiry, between January and June 1992 (a Public Inquiry into Aspects of the Management of Children’s Homes in Leicestershire between 1973 and 1986), Janner stated that he did not know Beck and that between 1975 and 1986 and that he had no contact with him. There was considerable evidence collated during Operation Magnolia to the effect that Janner was a regular visitor to Children’s Homes and that he had a number of dealings with Beck. All of this would have been supporting evidence discrediting Janner and, thus, supporting the prosecution case. However, since Complainant 2’s statement was never supplied to the CPS, no criticism of the CPS can reasonably be made in relation to their failure to prosecute Janner in 2002. (p.30)
In my judgement it was also wrong, in Complainant 3’s case, to suggest that there was an absence of evidence of identification. As Complainant 3 was cowering under the table he heard Beck turn round and say, “Greville I’ll sort it”. These words appear in Complainant 3’s interviews at pages 171, 275 and 289. Greville is indeed a most unusual first name and as Complainant 3 himself put it “how many Grevilles are there?” There was available an abundance of evidence that Janner knew Beck, which was made all the more powerful by Janner’s assertion to the Kirkwood Inquiry when Janner stated that he did not know Beck and that between 1975 and 1986 he had no contact with Frank Beck. A more pertinent question, if there was an issue over identification, would be “how many Grevilles did Beck know?” In reality, the issue in Complainant 3’s case, and indeed both the others, was one of credibility and not one of identification. (p.41)
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Sir Richard Henriques write about one of the cases that Janner should have stood trial for was for abusing and raping a boy at The Beeches care home whilst it was managed by Frank Beck. And it is alleged they abused the child together on at least one occasion. The abuse took place between 1976 and 1980; the boy was born c.1971.
On the 27th February 2006, Complainant 3 was informed that no police investigation would result from his complaint. Complainant 3 stated that whilst at the Beeches he was sometimes put in a room with Beck when the abuse (including oral sex) took place and, on one occasion, there were two other males present in the room. One male he did not know the name of but he referred to the other male present as Janner. It was not until later in life that he realised that the male he called Janner was in fact Greville Janner. Complainant 3 went on to say that Janner was involved with other kids at the home, as well as himself and that he wished to pursue a complaint against him in relation to three specific incident of sexual abuse whilst he was a resident at The Beeches. The complaints involved allegations of oral sex and buggery. Significantly, during the third incident, Complainant 3 described how Janner patted Beck on the back and said words to the effect of ‘well done, you groomed him well.’ He did not see Janner after these three events. (p.34)
In November 1998, another man who was accused of molesting this boy, who was also a friend of Frank Beck, jumped off a multi-story car park after learning that the abuse had been reported to the police.
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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Has Joe Future has been writing to The Independent I wonder:
... is his [Janner's] Jewishness relevant in reporting the story which came to dominate the last part of his life? This question was raised in relation to an item we published recently, regarding a report by Sir Richard Henriques that examined why Janner had not been the subject of more extensive police enquiries when claims were first levelled against him in the early 1990s.

Accompanying the article was a picture of Janner seemingly wearing a Jewish skull cap, a kippah. Several readers complained about our choice of image. Two said the fact of Janner being a Jew was unrelated to our article and suggested we were motivated by anti-Semitism.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/the ... 46161.html
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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The strange case of paedophile's cell-mate, the honourable Member for
Leicester West, and the phantom decision-maker at the CPS Leicestershire


Sir Richard Henriques writes in his report that one of the main reasons CPS Leicestershire/Northampton decided on December 4, 1991, not to prosecute Janner was because of a statement given on June 4, 1991, by a career criminal who had briefly shared a cell with Frank Beck in April 1991 whilst the latter was awaiting trial on charges of abusing over 100 children.

Henriques summaries the cell-mate's claims about Frank Beck:
[Beck] had got one of the kids to say that Greville Janner had taken him to Scotland and buggered him. When asked by Beck’s cell mate if it was true, Beck said no, but it would throw the light off him. He went on to say that he was sure the kid would stand up and he had three newspapers on his side.
Not mentioned by Henriques in his report, is the fact that Greville Janner claimed the cell mate had written to him as well:
As the House knows, Frank Beck of Leicester was convicted of a series of filthy and most serious crimes and received what must be a near record sentence—five life terms and a total of 24 years' imprisonment. He called Paul Winston as a witness. Long ago, when Winston was a deprived youngster living in a Leicestershire children's home, my family and I tried, unsuccessfully, to help him. Soon after, he was placed in a home run by Beck. After 15 years of Beck's influence—including a period when Winston lodged in Beck's private home—and after I had refused to provide Beck with references and shortly before Beck's trial was due to begin, they combined to make disgraceful, contemptible and totally untrue allegations of criminal conduct against me.

Their motive was made blazingly clear by a letter that I received only yesterday from a former cellmate of Beck's. I do not know the man, but he took it on himself to communicate with me. He writes that Beck told him that he—Beck —was going to frame me. According to Beck, that would take the light off him. To that end, Beck had enlisted the help of Winston. The former cellmate also wrote that the police knew that he was willing to give evidence to that effect if the Crown thought it necessary to call him. In the event, it did not, but the allegations against me were precisely as the prosecution alleged in Beck's trial —an attempted diversion from the reality of Beck's guilt. Both verdict and sentence showed—happily—that the attempt failed totally.

However, is it not horrendous that Beck and Winston were able to make such terrible and lying accusations against me in court and that the media could, and with honourable exceptions did, report these falsehoods, all under the cloak of absolute privilege? I had effectively no legal rights in the matter, and I was not allowed even to nail the lies. No wonder many people were mystified by my uncharacteristic silence —it was imposed by the cruel operation of the rules on contempt.

- Janner, House of Commons, Tuesday, December 3, 1991
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/comm ... t-of-court

The Paul Winston mentioned by Janner is referred to 'Complainant 1' in Henriques' report. He concludes that in 1991 the police and CPS were in possession of sufficient evidence to prosecute Janner for repeated sexual abuse of Winston, and if the police had actually done a thorough investigation, further evidence would have been found; just such evidence was discovered by Operation Enamel in 2014.

Henriques said of the cell-mate: "He is a man whose evidence must be treated with the greatest caution." His claim that Beck and Winston conspired to implicate Janner on invented charges is evidently false.

Why then did this cell mate fabricate these stories about Beck lying about Janner? And isn't it a bit of a coincidence that his letter to Janner arrived just in time for him to cite it in parliament as proof he was the victim of a conspiracy?


Here's a brief time line of how Janner got away with it in 1991:

28.08.91 The Head of Central Casework Division at the CPS Headquarters in London made the decision to await the out come of the Beck trial before a final decision was to be taken on whether to prosecute Janner or not.

30.11.91 (Friday) Beck was sentenced

02.12.91 (Monday) Janner is supposed to have received a letter from Beck's old cell mate

03.12.91 (Tuesday) Janner made the above speech in parliament, citing the cell mate's letter as *evidence* he'd been framed

04.12.91 (Wednesday) Someone, "the identity of the prosecutor who tendered that advice is unknown", at the Chief Crown Prosecutor's office for
Leicestershire/Northampton wrote to Superintendent of Leicestershire Constabulary advising that on the available evidence there was no realistic prospect of convicting Janner. The same day the police wrote to Janner's solicitor advising that he was off the hook.

Importantly, the Central Casework Division at the CPS Headquarters in London, who had retained the right to decide, or at least advise, whether Janner would be let off, investigated further, or prosecuted, have no record, or memory, of being asked for a judgment by CCP Leicestershire before the latter left Janner, a local MP, off scot-free.


So there is a a conspiracy here, Sir Richard Henriques was unable to discover who, at the CPS office local to Janner's constituency, took the decision to let Janner off, and that same office can provide no proof that this unknown person sought approval from London before doing it.
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and Daniel Janner QC knew one of the boys their father
abused, yet still deny it, and a friend of Janner's lied to the police to protect him.


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In my last post I quote Janner speaking in Parliament about Paul Winston, claiming he was "a deprived youngster living in a Leicestershire children's home, my family and I tried, unsuccessfully, to help" who had made "terrible and lying accusations against me".

As previously mentioned, Winston is referred to as 'Complainant 1' in Sir Richard Henriques' report. He was a boy from a children's home in Leicester that was abused and buggered numerous time by Janner between the summer of 1974 and December 1975 when he was 14-15 years of age. Janner first became acquainted with Frank Beck after Winston was transferred to the Ratcliffe Road children's home run by Beck; Janner had already been abusing Winston whilst he was resident in his previous care home.

The evidence that Janner was abusing Winston was strong enough for him to have been prosecuted in 1991, and more was gathered in 2014 by Operation Enamel. There's too much for me to detail here and can all be read in Henriques' report, but the the abuse usually occurred when Janner took Winston away with him on weekend trips to Scotland, Aylesbury, or havd him stay with him in his room at the Holiday Inn in Leicester when Janner visited his constituency.

The police first heard of Janner's abuse of Winston in May 1990 from a woman who was raped by Beck when she lived Ratcliffe Road children's home, she told the police that Winston use to write and visit the MP Greville Janner and that she heard Winston arguing with Beck, telling him that he had sex with Janner.

Winston eventually told the police about the sexual relationship he had with Janner as a boy; "how Janner kissed him, cuddled him and simulated sex upon him" for the first time in the Janner family home whilst his wife and daughter(s?) were in Israel, and his son staying over at a friend's house for the night. Winston was later able to "describe the house in some detail, and accurately remembered the name of the cook".
The next day, Janner took Complainant 1 to meet a friend whose daughter was about to be married. The house had a large swimming pool and Complainant 1 was told he could have a swim and he dived in the pool wearing only underpants, which came off as he entered the water. The house owner apparently left the house leaving Janner and Complainant 1 together. Janner then entered the pool naked. Whilst at the address mutual cuddling and petting also occurred.

The following weekend Complainant 1 described going with all the Janner family to the owner of the swimming pool’s daughter’s wedding at a church with a reception at a hotel. [pp.7-8]
When the police eventually questioned Janner about the abuse of Winston in March 1991, his answer to every question was "as advised by my solicitor, I do not wish to answer". But Janner's solicitor did give the police the details of who owned the house with the swimming pool, whose daughter's wedding reception Winston claimed to have attended.

In April 1991, the police visited the house with the swimming pool. The owner told police that he'd known Janner for 30 years, that he'd never let any visitors use the pool when he wasn't there, and, critically, that no child of his was married in 1975 or 1976.

In 2014, when the police investigated Janner's abuse of Winston again, they were able to identify the not only the "church and the bride" but also discovered a video recording made at the wedding reception, and, critically, Winston is in it!
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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Israeli Ambassador Taub sexual abuse of boys exposé story — mainstream media self-censorship.
Today, the MSM finally decided it was OK to report the Daniel Taub story I broke two days ago. I don’t know what happened in the past two days that convinced them to do their job, except my own reporting, which made them sit up and take notice. …

Strangely, neither the Guardian or Haaretz had the guts to report that Taub is suspected of arranging sexual liaisons at his ambassadorial residence, including with young boys. Instead, Haaretz for example says Taub is accused of “procedural violations.” This is clearly an attempt by either the media or the government to whitewash Taub’s behavior. But I raise a question I often do: what is gained by softening the blow in this case? How does it help the State of Israel or its citizens not to know what Taub really did? In fact, since the ambassador served in the name of the people of Israel they have an absolute right to know precisely what he did. And the media have an obligation to report it. But they’re failing in that duty.

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The Israeli ambassador affair should concern us all, not just Tel Aviv
Daniel Taub, the former Israeli ambassador in London, has been named as the subject of an investigation into possible sexual abuse of minors and homosexual affairs that threatened Israel's national security. The news was broken by the tenacious blogger Richard Silverstein – after Israeli newspapers only reported that a “European ambassador” was under suspicion. Silverstein has been mauled online by defenders of Taub but, as usual, is holding up well and standing by his allegation.

Following Silverstein's scoop, the Guardian's Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem picked up on the story, although he declined to report on the exact nature of the allegations. Haaretz and Ynet have also reported on the case, with Haaretz correspondent Amir Oren claiming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knew about the scandal last summer.

The Metropolitan Police are said to be investigating the involvement of at least one minor, after a complaint by a police officer who says he witnessed a trail of male adults and possible minors entering the embassy late at night. Taub claims that the accusation is vindictive and denies the presence of any children; the visits, he maintains, were “therapeutic”.

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Janner: CPS wanted charges over three more alleged victims
Leicester Mercury, February 08, 2016


Prosecutors wanted to charge Greville Janner with additional historical sex offences, before his death ended all criminal proceedings against him.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed it formally asked for allegations made by three further alleged victims to be added to the 87-year-old's court indictment.

The former MP for Leicester West originally faced 22 allegations of sexual offences against nine boys and men between 1963 and 1988.

The application – known as a voluntary bill of indictment – would have meant the former Labour member would have faced historical sexual abuse allegations from 12 men had a criminal trial gone ahead.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Janne ... z3zjgVLiRC
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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In October 1993, Janner signed an Early Day Motion calling for a law which would enable the prosecution of UK child molesters who did their child molesting abroad (such a law was passed in 1997):
Children In Prostitution And Pornography
EDM number 808 in 1992-93, proposed by Ann Winterton on 11/11/1992

That this House expresses its deep concern at continuing reports that citizens of developed nations travelling abroad may be encouraging the use of children in prostitution and pornography; reaffirms its commitment to the the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child which seeks to protect children from sexual exploitation; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to seek to play an active role in bringing about concerted international action to tackle this problem, and, in particular to examine ways of ensuring that individuals involved in such exploitation are brought to justice within the United Kingdom.

[...]

.......MP.............Date......Constituency...Type
Greville Janner, 18/10/1993, Leicester West, Signed

http://www.edms.org.uk/1992-93/808.htm

In other news, Janner mentioned in the House of Lords, March 22, 2004, that he was not unfamiliar with the plight of Brazilian street children:
My Lords, having seen something of the awful miseries suffered by street children in Rio, I plead with Her Majesty's Government to increase assistance to all aspects of help for them, not least projects working with street children in Brazil such as the Sao Martinho Princess Diana Centre for orphaned girls, which the wife of my right honourable friend the Prime Minister opened a short time ago. Recognising the terrible human suffering of all sorts, surely we could make a greater effort to be of help directly and with our European partners.

http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lord ... 322_HOL_36
We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
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The inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims heard its first submissions today.
Lord Janner 'abused his position as an MP to sexually assault 30 victims at hotels and children's homes from 1955 to 1988', inquiry into historic abuse hears

The peer died aged 87 last year after being found unfit to stand trial
Offences happened at children's homes from 1955 and 1988, inquiry told
Independent inquiry into child sex abuse claims heard first evidence today


Lord Janner is alleged to have exploited children to commit a 'full range' of sexual offences against them dating back to the 1950s, the public inquiry into child abuse has been told.

The former MP died aged 87 in December, days after he was found unfit to stand trial over historical child sex claims.

Following his death, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is examining allegations relating to Lord Janner.

Speaking at the probe's first preliminary hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the inquiry Ben Emmerson QC said: 'The allegations in summary are that Greville Janner exploited children and perpetrated a full range of sexual offences against them, including what would now be termed as rape.'

The offending was alleged to have taken place at children's homes and hotels and dated between 1955 and 1988, the hearing was told.

In relation to a number of allegations it was claimed that Lord Janner abused his position as an MP, Mr Emmerson said.

He added that there were 30 alleged victims, 12 of whom were selected to give evidence at trial.

Seventeen complainants have been given core participant status at the inquiry.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders originally decided that the peer should not be charged because he was suffering from dementia, but this was overturned by an independent review.
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Something interesting mentioned at the Goddard Inquiry today was the case of Nigel O'Mara, a man who has long worked with victims of CSA; representing him today was Sam Stein.

It was alleged that O'Mara twice contacted the Home Office in the early 1990s about the allegations of Janner being a serial child molester without ever receiving a response, and at approximately the same time he was interviewed by the documentary maker Roger Cook about Janner and Cyril Smith.

Cook's documentary on Janner and Smith was never broadcast, and O'Mara and his partner were attacked in their own home by people allegedly warning them off their work:
[Sam Stein:] In the 1990s, Madam Chair, as you are aware, Mr O'Mara, working with others, set up Survivors UK, as he recognised, with others, that there was effectively no specialist organisation that was coping with survivors of male sexual abuse. As part of that, there was set up the first helpline dedicated for survivors of male sexual abuse.

Nigel O'Mara was one of the individuals who staffed that helpline. During the early 1990s, he learnt, through repeated calls to the helpline, that Greville Janner was being accused of abusing children. The details were both of the abuse and the taking of those children out of children's homes. It was a significant and highly unusual step for those involved with Survivors UK to decide to report this abuse to the Home Office. That was done on two occasions. No reply was ever received.

Nigel O'Mara was also interviewed by the well-known investigative reporter at the time, Roger Cook, for the TV series "The Cook Report", and as part of that interview process also set out the information that he had both about Greville Janner and about Cyril Smith. Sadly that Cook Report was never broadcast. What did happen is that Mr O'Mara and his partner were attacked in their home and warned off their work.

Mr O'Mara does not know whether that attack was coordinated as a direct result of his report of the abuse that he had learnt was taking place by Greville Janner or indeed Cyril Smith. All he can say was that the attack on himself and his partner appeared planned. That attack was reported to the police; nothing was done about it. [pp. 33-34]
[Sam Stein:] Mr O'Mara also repeated his information to a team of investigators working with television. We don't know why The Cook Report wasn't broadcast and we don't know what happened to that information, but there appears to have been a failure across the board when dealing with the information being provided by Mr O'Mara that suggested without any doubt that Greville Janner was an abuser. I have touched upon the more sinister aspect. Nigel O'Mara does not himself claim because he can't know whether there was a clear connection between his report of the abuse perpetuated by Greville Janner and the beating that he and his partner suffered, but the timing is significant. There is the potential for not only reports being ignored and a culture existing at the time, but the potential for a deliberate cover-up in relation to those individuals that were brave enough to make such reports. [pp.37-38]
Lord Janner Preliminary Hearing Transcript
Transcript covering the preliminary held on 9th March 2016 for the Lord Janner investigation.
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We just wish to point out to the court that is not a signed sworn statement of Dr. Bender but merely a translation of an alleged or purported statement of Dr. Bender, the original of which, like many other things, is not to be found today.
- Defence counsel, Dachau trial, 7 August 1947

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