Victims begin court challenge against plans to free rapist John Worboys

Victims begin court challenge against plans to free rapist John Worboys

Black cab rapist John Worboys is a "significant threat to Londoners' safety", Sadiq Khan has said, as the case challenging his release from prison started in court.

Women assaulted by Worboys have said they are terrified by the news of his release, and have not been consulted over its terms.

"I wish to acknowledge that on behalf of the board at the outset, and also to acknowledge the courage of the victims in pursuing their claims".

Police believe Worboys, who now goes by the name John Radford, may have had more than 100 victims.

He also said it would be "unfair" for the board to consider allegations of which a prisoner had not been charged, as the panel would then have to reach its conclusions about such allegations.

He said: "We are acutely conscious that underlying this forensic and analytical debate are stories of real and serious suffering on the part of the victims".

Worboys, now 60, appeared by video link at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.

He is set to be released on licence after less than a decade behind bars, following a decision heavily criticised by victims and politicians. He remains in prison after a bar on his release was renewed.

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Two women, who can not be named for legal reasons, say something went "badly wrong" with the decision to free the fiend.

He said it was "impossible" for the board to consider any crimes which the prisoner had not been convicted of.

At a hearing in February, Sir Brian Leveson and Mr Justice Garnham granted the appeal to challenge the decision.

At last, the cloak of secrecy surrounding the Parole Board's decision-making in this case has been lifted.

The judges have reserved their decision to a date to be fixed and have continued a bar on Worboys' release pending their ruling.

The case against his release, which has been partly crowdfunded, has been taken to the High Court by the London mayor and two of Worboys' female victims.

He said: "I have been clear that he shouldn't be released at the very least until the decision has been properly independently scrutinised and we are reassured that those in positions of power and responsibility are doing everything they can to keep all his victims, and the rest of us, safe".

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