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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Coroner criticises hospital failings and busy A&E department over death of rape victim who overdosed on diet pills – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2018 in drug abuse, duty of care, hospitals, inquests, mental health, negligence, news, victims by sally

‘A coroner has criticised hospital failings in an overwhelmed A&E department over the death of rape victim who overdosed on diet pills.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2018

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Woman abandons rape case in despair at legal process – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, delay, news, victims by sally

‘A woman who endured five years of delays due to Crown Prosecution Service and Metropolitan police errors in pursuing a rape case is abandoning the legal process in despair.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Church of England ‘faces two years of abuse revelations’ – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, complaints, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and cover-ups, a bishop has said. The Church will be the focus of hearings at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse next month.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2018

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‘Criminalised, detained, deported’: UK accused of failing trafficked children – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, detention, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Child trafficking victims deported back to Vietnam by the British government face the risk of being retrafficked and further exploited, lawyers and child protection groups have warned.’

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The Guardian, 7th 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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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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Hyde Park bombing: Families of victims of IRA attack granted legal aid – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2018 in armed forces, explosives, families, legal aid, news, victims by tracey

‘Families of the victims of the IRA Hyde Park bombing have been awarded legal aid to fund civil action against a suspect.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2018

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John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Home Office urged to reverse ‘grotesque’ decision to send child slavery victim back to country he was trafficked from – The Independent

Posted February 1st, 2018 in asylum, children, deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The Home Office is being urged by leading charities to reverse its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2018

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Child abuse inquiry admits its doubts over Westminster paedophile claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 1st, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The central reason for setting up the £100 million national child abuse inquiry was called into doubt by its own lawyers as it ruled out investigating lurid claims of a Westminster paedophile ring made by fantasists. The inquiry also announced that people making accusations of child sex abuse against politicians and other VIPs will routinely be referred to as ‘complainants’ rather than victims or survivors – in an apparent acknowledgment that many of the claims have proved to be false.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st January 2018

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John Worboys’ release put on hold after victims launch legal challenge – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The release of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist, has been put on hold after a high court battle to keep him behind bars launched by victims passed its first hurdle.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2018

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Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ Police told Worboys’ victims he would not be charged with more attacks as he’s ‘unlikely to get fair trial’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 25th, 2018 in news, police, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences, trials, victims by tracey

‘Police told victims of John Worboys that he would not be charged with more sex attacks because he would not get a fair trial, a letter has shown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th January 2018

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Secretary of State’s oral statement on Transparency of the Parole Board and Victim Support – Ministry of Justice

Posted January 24th, 2018 in parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Rt Hon David Gauke MP, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, has today delivered an Oral Statement to the House of Commons on transparency of the Parole Board and victim support.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th January 2018

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John Worboys could be kept behind bars after police reveal they are investigating a new allegation against him – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 24th, 2018 in news, parole, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys could he kept behind bars after a new victim made allegations of sexual assault against him, it has emerged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2018

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Domestic abusers told to say sorry to partner by police – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in domestic violence, news, police, reports, restorative justice, victims by sally

‘Police are dealing with domestic abuse cases by simply making the abuser say sorry to their partner on the doorstep, a Fawcett Society report has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2018

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Grandmother strangled and left for dead by rapist who murdered her daughter is refused compensation as her injuries are not serious enough – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, news, victims by sally

‘An 81-year-old great-grandmother who was strangled by a man who had just raped and murdered her daughter has been refused compensation after being told her injuries were not severe enough.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2018

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Child victims let down by lack of help in court, says UK watchdog – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2018 in children, evidence, news, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Hundreds of the most vulnerable victims of crime are being prevented from testifying against their attackers because of a shortage of experts to help them give evidence, the victims’ commissioner warns in a report on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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John Worboys’ victims hope for reversal of decision to release him – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, probation, release on licence, victims by sally

‘Victims of the serial sex attacker John Worboys have welcomed a possible reversal of the Parole Board’s decision to release him this month amid growing calls at Westminster for a urgent review of the case.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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