John Worboys Release Prompts Justice Secretary To Consider Judicial Review

The new Justice Secretary David Gauke has sought advice over a potential judicial review of the Parole Board’s decision to release black-cab rapist John Worboys from prison following a mass public outcry.The announcement last week that the serial sex attacker would be freed nine years after he was jailed prompted dismay from victims’ groups, politicians and legal experts.Concerns were raised as to why all of the 102 complainants had not seen their cases brought to trial, as well as criticisms over a failure to inform some victims of his planned release.A Ministry of Justice spokesman told the Press Association: “Mr Gauke commissioned, mid-last week, advice on the plausibility of a judicial review and the prospect of success of any judicial review.“The Secretary of State is minded to move forward only if there was a reasonable prospect of success.”Sarah Green, from the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said: “The Justice Secretary’s potential attempt to try and stop the release of dangerous serial rapist John Worboys is very welcome.”Worboys used alcohol and drugs to incapacitate his victims between 2002 and 2008. The licensed London black cab driver told some women he had won money at a casino or lottery and offered them spiked...

2 Published By - UK Women on Huffingtonpost UK - 2018.01.14. 10:35
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