Police and CPS missed three chances to put Lord Janner on trial over child sex claims over space of 16 years before his death at 87, inquiry hears

Lord Greville Janner was awaiting trial for 22 counts of sexual abuse offences

He died in December 2015 at the age of 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's

Retired High Court Judge found three occasions he could have been put on trial

Senior officers with Leicestershire Police seemed wary about the investigation

An Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) continues

Police and CPS missed three chances to put Lord Greville Janner on trial over child sex claims before his death aged 87, an inquiry has heard.

Lord Janner was accused of committing acts of abuse in children's homes, schools, a flat in London and in Parliament over the course of three decades.

Following his death in December 2015 an official report by a retired High Court Judge identified three occasions - in 1991, 2002 and 2007 - when the former Leicester West MP should have been put on trial.

The opportunities were missed because of mistakes made by the police or prosecutors, according to the 2016 report.

Iain Groundwell, former senior legal adviser at the Crown Prosecution Service, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that senior officers with Leicestershire Police seemed wary about investigating the politician.

Allegations against the former Leicestershire MP first emerged publicly in the trial of disgraced care home boss Frank Beck in 1991.

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