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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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Worboys case: Release of taxi rapist triggers parole review

The way parole is considered is to be reviewed following the decision to release serial sex attacker John Worboys, the prime minister has said. Theresa May said she was determined to do “what is necessary” to bring “greater openness” to the decision-making process of the Parole Board. Victims of black-cab rapist John Worboys feel “betrayed” by the decision to release him, a solicitor has said. The PM also revealed that she knew one of Worboys’ victims. Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, she explained that the victim she knew had…

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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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