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Janner decision is a matter of law

Published 29/04/2015

I am horrified by the attitude of Simon Kelner (Saturday Review, April 25) and others to the non-trial of Lord Janner.

It is a long-standing legal principle that a person who is unfit mentally to stand trial will not be tried - no matter what he might be charged with.

That he is not being tried is not a scandal, it is purely a matter of law. I am horrified by the sexual-abuse scandals which keep surfacing. But my horror does not extend to wanting what can only be called show trials.


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