‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys to stay in prison

The “black cab rapist” John Worboys must stay in prison, the Parole Board has ruled after reconsidering his case.Worboys, 60, who is now known as John Radford, was jailed in 2009 for assaults on 12 women in London.After serving 10 years of his sentence, the Parole Board announced in January that Worboys would be freed from jail.However, the High Court overturned the board’s the decision to release him following a successful legal challenge by Worboys’ victims.This ruling prompted the Justice Secretary David Gauke to seek the resignation of the Parole Board’s chairman, Nick Hardwick.The two victims, who brought the case, along with the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, said something went “badly wrong” with the decision to free him.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAt his trial at Croydon Crown Court in 2009, jurors were told Worboys picked up his victims in London’s West End.The court heard Worboys claimed he had won the lottery or had won money at casinos and offered his victims a glass of champagne laced with sedatives.Worboys was convicted of 19 offences including one count of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted assault and 12 drugging charges.As well as being ordered to serve at least eight years, Worboys was given an indeterminate sentence, meaning he could be kept in prison as for as long as he was deemed to remain a danger to the public.Police believe Worboys may have carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in London between 2002 and 2008. Credit:BBC via: USAHintCall our Editor on 0209391902 or click here and inform us via Whatsapp.You could equally email your stories or articles to admin@ghanaxtra.com and we’ll surely put them online

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