UK / COURT
Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders was today forced to overturn her refusal to prosecute former Labour MP Lord Janner for child sex abuse.
Janner will be prosecuted on 22 counts of child sex abuse against nine boys following a review of the initial decision by Saunders not to charge him on grounds of ill health. Janner has always denied the allegations.
Exaro / COVERAGE
Exaro’s exposure of the ‘Westminster paedophile network’ was the topic of discussion when Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts appeared on ex-MP George Galloway’s programme on Russia Today. Watts described it as “the biggest political scandal in post-War Britain.”
Galloway said that he could not think of a bigger one before the War. Exaro has forced the authorities in the UK to focus on the issue.
UK / CHILD ABUSE
Police face accusations that they staged a raid to seize evidence of paedophilia by then Labour MP Greville Janner as part of a massive cover-up.
Exaro has obtained a sensational statement by a former police officer who gave a detailed account of how his home was raided in an attempt to collect potentially crucial evidence – personal letters between Janner and a boy.
UK / LORD BRITTAN
For me, it was very difficult to go to the police about the rape that I endured in 1967 as a student in London.
“Jane” writes about gathering the courage to report her rape complaint against Leon Brittan, who would become home secretary. Police must be looking into allegations about Brittan, she thought. But she was disappointed with outcome of the police investigation.
UK / LORD BRITTAN
Prosecutors are refusing to tell Scotland Yard whether it had enough evidence to charge former home secretary Lord Brittan with raping a young woman.
The refusal has prompted frustration among detectives and for the complainant, known only as “Jane”. The police still wanted to know whether their case was strong enough to prosecute the Conservative peer were it not for his death.
Police quiz paedophile Charles Napier in prison over new claims
Police have interviewed paedophile Charles Napier in prison over fresh evidence first reported on Exaro of child sex abuse. Officers visited the former teacher behind bars this week to talk to him about allegations that he sexually abused a 15-year-old boy, known only as “Darren”, who became the third witness to give an account to Exaro of VIP paedophiles at Dolphin Square.
Mark Watts joins LBC Newsmakers to discuss VIP paedophiles
Editor-in-Chief Mark Watts joined presenter Iain Dale and Labour mayoral candidate Tessa Jowell for LBC’s Newsmakers to discuss Exaro’s investigation into the ‘Westminster paedophile network’. As LBC put out the final edition of several reports about the murdered schoolboy, Vishal Mehrotra, the programme discussed the case and the wider scandal that has been steadily uncovered by Exaro over more than two-and-a-half years.
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Online Media Awards shortlists Exaro with three nominations
Exaro has won three nominations in this year’s Online Media Awards for its outstanding journalism. We have been nominated in the awards – for the third time – for ‘best campaigning or investigative journalism’. We are also shortlisted for ‘breaking news story of the year’. And, completing the hat-trick, our Editor-in-Chief, Mark Watts, has been nominated in the awards for ‘online editor of the year’. Updated 10 June 2015