Police officers swooped on the home of a serving Labour peer as part of an investigation in to historic sex crimes.

A property belonging to Lord Greville Janner in Barnet, north London, was the targeted over the allegations in a raid which lasted a full two days.

Police have searched the London home of the Labour Lord as part of an investigation into historic child sex allegations, it was revealed.

Officers from Leicestershire Constabulary carried out the search as part of an "on-going investigation."

A spokesman said: "Leicestershire Police can confirm its officers executed a search warrant of a property in Barnet, London as part of an on-going criminal inquiry. "No arrests have been made at this stage."

Police refused to confirm what the investigation was about. No arrests have been made at this time.

A man identifying himself as a 'spiritual healer' to the peer told reporters at Jennar's £600,000 home: "The Lord won't come to the door. He is exhausted with all the stress of dealing with the police. He's old and needs his rest. I don't want to say any more."

Greville Janner qualified as a lawyer in 1971 and was a Labour MP between 1970 and 1997. He was President of the Board of British Jews and led campaigns to win reparations for the victims of Nazism and identifying mass graves. He has been Lord Janner of Braunstone, Leicester, since 1997.