Victims of sexual violence are right to fear another John Worboys

When the Parole Board decision to release John Worboys was reported in the media in early January, I was asked to comment. This was because I was representing two of his victims, DSD and NBV, in a successful challenge of the police investigation under the Human Rights Act.

My clients had not been consulted, and first heard about the decision in the news. They were shocked and horrified. Both were convinced he would offend again and asked if there was anything they could do. Calls from many other victims followed; some had reported him previously but their cases were not prosecuted, others had never come forward before – but now felt compelled to do whatever they could to stop someone they believed remained a danger to women from being freed to offend again.

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Harriet Wistrich

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