John Worboys: fury over release prompts parole system overhaul

Immediate review comes as more victims of ‘black-cab’ serial sex attacker tell of their shock and panic at decision to free him

An immediate review into how the parole board makes its decisions was announced by the government on Saturday after more victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys came forward to describe their “shock and panic” over his imminent release.

Accepting that the decision had exposed failings in the criminal justice system, the justice secretary, David Lidington, said that he would attempt to restore confidence by examining ways to increase transparency in the board’s risk assessments on prisoners.

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