John Worboys questioned about further sexual abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in news, parole, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The serial sex attacker John Worboys has been questioned by police over a string of further sexual abuse allegations, the Guardian understands.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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High Court: Gauke breached principle of judicial independence – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 13th, 2018 in judiciary, ministers' powers and duties, Ministry of Justice, news, parole by sally

‘The parole board’s tenure arrangements ‘continue to fail the test of objective independence’ – a High Court judge has said in a ruling that also critcised the actions of justice secretary David Gauke leading up to the departure of its former chair as ‘not acceptable’.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th August 2018

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Justice secretary wrong to push Parole Board chair to quit, judge rules – The Guardian

‘A high court judge has ruled it was unacceptable for the justice secretary to pressurise the Parole Board chair Nick Hardwick into resigning, and that the board lacks independence from the government.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2018

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John Worboys case shows Parole Board is not independent, court to hear – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in criminal justice, criminal procedure, human rights, news, parole by sally

‘A British prisoner is seeking a judicial review because he says he does not have a fair chance of parole following the controversy surrounding the decision to release the serial sex attacker John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018

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Garry Newlove’s killers set for release from prison as ‘frustrated’ widow calls for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2018 in murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘Two of the three killers who kicked Garry Newlove to death are set to be released from prison, as his widow calls for a change in the law to allow victims of crime to be informed about parole hearings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2018

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Right to see Parole Board decisions comes into force – The Guardian

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in criminal justice, disclosure, news, parole, reasons by sally

‘Members of the public will be able to request summaries of Parole Board decisions on whether prisoners are safe to release under a law change prompted by the handling of the case of serial sex attacker John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2018

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Murder and fraud: What happened to Carole Packman? – BBC News

Posted May 21st, 2018 in fraud, insurance, murder, news, parole by sally

‘For years Sam Gillingham believed her mum had walked out on her, but the truth began to emerge when her father tried to fake his own death. Russell Causley is now serving life for his wife’s murder. As his sentence is reviewed by the Parole Board, his daughter fears she may never know why her father murdered her mother.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2018

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Colin Pitchfork: Double child killer denied parole – BBC News

Posted May 4th, 2018 in child abuse, murder, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘A double child killer who was the first person to be convicted using DNA evidence has been refused parole. Colin Pitchfork was given life sentences in 1988 for the rapes and murders of 15-year-olds Lynda Mann and Dawn Ashworth in Leicestershire.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2018

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Released after 43 years: Murderer who became one of Britain’s longest serving prisoners is freed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2018 in imprisonment, murder, news, parole, sentencing by tracey

‘One of Britain’s longest serving prisoners has been released after 43 years behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2018

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Justice Secretary announces ambitious first steps in overhaul of Parole Board – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 30th, 2018 in disclosure, parole, press releases, reasons, victims by tracey

‘The findings of the urgent review of parole processes have been published by Justice Secretary David Gauke today, alongside a package of ambitious reforms.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2018

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Worboys’ release quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by sally

‘On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD and Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of John Worboys (the ‘black cab rapist’) should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th April 2018

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Statement from the Justice Secretary on judgment re: John Worboys – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 29th, 2018 in consultations, disclosure, parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Statement from the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, David Gauke, in response to today’s judgment.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th March 2018

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Worboys release decision overturned as Parole head quits – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by tracey

‘A decision by the Parole Board to release the rapist John Worboys has been quashed, as the Board’s chairman Nick Hardwick resigns.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2018

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Worboys review: What we have learned – BBC News

Posted March 20th, 2018 in news, parole, probation, sexual offences by sally

‘Until the two-day judicial review hearing, very little was known about John Worboys’ 10 years’ in custody – and the reasons why the Parole Board granted his release.’

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BBC News, 19th March 2018

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Victims of John Worboys face wait to hear if serial sex attacker will be released – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 15th, 2018 in news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Victims of the black cab rapist John Worboys face a wait to see if their challenge to the Parole Board’s decision to release him from jail has been successful. After two days of legal argument, three leading judges at the High Court reserved their ruling to a date to be fixed, saying they wanted time to give the case “anxious scrutiny”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th March 2018

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John Worboys: Parole Board ‘miscalculated danger posed by rapist’ – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2018 in dangerous offenders, news, parole, sexual offences by sally

‘The Parole Board failed to take into account the full extent of John Worboys’ offending and therefore miscalculated the danger he still poses, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2018

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John Worboys: Victims challenge rapist’s release from prison – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2018 in appeals, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Two victims of the rapist John Worboys are due to begin a High Court challenge against the decision to release him from prison.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2018

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John Worboys’ victims win human rights case against police – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2018 in compensation, human rights, news, parole, police, rape, Supreme Court, victims by tracey

‘Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the supreme court ruled that the force had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the serial sex attacker.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018

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John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Investigation into the policy and process followed by the Victim Contact Scheme in the Worboys case – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2018 in parole, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘On 19 January, Secretary of State David Gauke told Parliament he had asked Chief Inspector of Probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, to urgently review the way the Victim Contact Scheme engaged with victims in the Worboys case. This report sets out Dame Glenys Stacey’s findings.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2018

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