High court challenge to release of black-cab rapist begins

Parole Board decision to set John Worboys free to come under unprecedented legal scrutiny

Lawyers representing two victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys go to the high court on Tuesday to challenge the Parole Board’s decision to release him. The urgent judicial review is also being brought on behalf of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. It will subject the board’s decision-making procedures to unprecedented legal scrutiny.

Worboys, 60, a former black cab driver, remains in prison following the outcry over the decision to release him on licence. He now uses the name John Radford. In March 2009, he was convicted of 19 offences against a total of 12 women, including one count of rape.

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