Lord Janner's home searched in child abuse probe

Lord Janner
Image caption Lord Janner was a Labour MP for 27 years

The London home of Lord Janner has been searched as part of an inquiry into allegations of child abuse, Leicestershire Police has confirmed.

He has not been arrested and has not been interviewed under caution.

Leicestershire Police said it had "executed a search warrant at a property in Barnet, north London, as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry".

Greville Janner was a Labour MP for 27 years, in Leicester North West and then Leicester West.

His lawyers said in a statement: "Lord Janner has not been arrested but has been assisting the police with their inquiries.

"We are not able to make any further comment at this time."

The Cambridge graduate stood down as an MP in 1997 and was subsequently made a life peer.

Lord Janner, a father of three, is a former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

He is also chairman of the Holocaust Education Trust.