Letters in The Times 18/04/2015
Sir, Your article may have been taken to suggest that, as DPP, I took a decision in 2007 not to prosecute Lord Janner for a variety of serious sexual offences (“The senior lawyers who failed to act”, Apr 17). This is not true. As the present DPP, Alison Saunders, has confirmed to me, the case in question was never referred to CPS headquarters from the local CPS area in which it arose, as it certainly should have been under CPS rules then in force. This grave failure meant that the case never came to me. Had it done so I should undoubtedly have given it my close personal attention.
Ken Macdonald, QC