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John Worboys: Minister considering judicial review

The justice secretary is considering a judicial review of the decision to free sex attacker John Worboys on parole. The Sunday Times reports David Gauke has sought advice on whether a judicial review could succeed. It is understood he will only move forward if there is a reasonable prospect of success. The Parole Board said it was “confident correct procedures were followed”. Taxi driver Worboys was jailed in 2009 and is thought to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults. He had been convicted at Croydon Crown…

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John Worboys: 'No plans' to review rape cases

Almost 100 unprosecuted cases against sex attacker John Worboys will not be reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), it has emerged. Lawyers representing Worboys’ victims asked the CPS to review the 93 cases that the 60-year-old rapist was not prosecuted over. One of his victims said it would be a “total scandal” if the additional cases were not reviewed. The CPS said it had no plans to review its decision-making. Worboys, who was jailed in 2009, gave his victims drug-laced champagne before attacking them in the back of his…

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Manchester United news: Jose Mourinho 'the best I've ever worked with', says ex-Chelsea captain John Terry

John Terry cites Jose Mourinho as the reason he wants to become a coach, hailing him as the best he has ever worked with. Under Mourinho, and with Terry as captain, Chelsea won their first top flight crown for 50 years when the Premier League was secured in 2005. During that 2004/05 campaign, they lost one game, conceded 15 goals and it didn’t take long for the young defender, who was 23 when Mourinho first waltzed into Stamford Bridge, to change his whole mind set. After just a handful of training…

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John Worboys: Parole reasoning 'should be public'

The chair of the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee Yvette Cooper has called on the Parole Board to publish its reasons for deciding to release serial sex attacker John Worboys. Former black-cab driver Worboys is believed to have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in London between 2002 and 2008. Victims’ groups and charities have condemned the decision to free him. Labour MP Ms Cooper said the ruling must be scrutinised before his release. Worboys was convicted in 2009 of 19 charges of drugging…

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'Taxi rapist' John Worboys to be freed from jail

One of the UK’s most prolific rapists, John Worboys, is to be freed from jail. The taxi driver carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women who were passengers in his cab after giving them drug-laced drinks between 2002 and 2008. In 2009, he was convicted of 19 offences and ordered to serve at least eight years in jail. It is thought Worboys, who is now 60, has spent 10 years in custody including a period on remand. After a hearing about his case in November, the…

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend (finally) land in Japan

Model Chrissy Teigen and her musician husband John Legend have made it to Japan after their initial flight from Los Angeles was turned around mid-air. The ANA plane turned back four hours into its journey to Tokyo, reportedly because a passenger boarded in error. Teigen documented the drama on Twitter and continued to live tweet once she and Legend were put on another plane. The model, who is expecting her second child, also explained why she and her husband had not used a private jet. “A lot of people have…

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