John Worboys: CPS has ‘no plans’ to prosecute ‘black cab rapist …

Serial sex attacker John Worboys, who is known as the black cab rapist”, will not face further charges unless new referrals are made by the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. 

The 60-year-old was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 victims in 2009. Croydon Crown Court heard at the time that he gave his victims champagne spiked with drugs before attacking them in the back of his taxi.

After his trial, detectives said that over the course of his 13-year career as a London taxi driver, he could have attacked more than 100 female passengers. At least 19 allegations that emerged after his conviction were not prosecuted, following consultation between the CPS and Metropolitan Police. There are no cases currently live.

Scotland Yard said it had no new information to send to the CPS, who in turn said it had ”no plans” to reassess 93 cases that had not been prosecuted against Worboys.

“Our decision-making was on the basis of all available evidence and there are no plans to review it,”

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