MIDEAST ISRAEL SHARON

Lord Janner is unfit to stand trial for a string of sex offences against boys dating back 50 years, a High Court judge has ruled.

Mr Justice Openshaw made his decision based on medical reports outlining the declining health of the 87-year-old dementia sufferer when the case was brought back to the Old Bailey today.

At the last hearing in October, both prosecution and defence barristers made it clear there was no dispute between them that Greville Janner was not well enough to stand trial.

The judge said: “The defendant has advanced and disabling dementia which is deteriorating and irreversible and I find he is unfit to plead and stand trial on his indictment.”