More Than 850 Requests Made For Information On Parole Board Decisions In Wake Of John Worboys Scandal

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More Than 850 Requests Made For Information On Parole Board Decisions In Wake Of John Worboys Scandal

THE Parole Board has been hit with more than 850 demands for information on its decisions in the wake of the John Worboys scandal.

For decades, details of cases were kept secret — until a landmark judicial review was brought this year by two of the black cab rapist’s ­victims and The Sun.

Nicholas Razzell John Worboys, convicted of raping 12 women, had his parole rease overturned by The Sun and two of his victims

We won the right to reveal the reasons behind the board’s shocking decision to free Worboys — ripping up the strict secrecy rules forever.

Under the new scheme, victims and members of the public can apply for a summary of reasons for a decision.

As of yesterday the board had received 851 requests since the new regime took effect on May 22 — a rate of around 80 a week.

The total includes applications relating to forthcoming hearings as well as cases already concluded.

So far, 103 summaries have been issued.

Martin Jones, chief executive of the Parole Board, said: “I am really pleased to see such a ­significant number of requests for summaries of Parole Board decisions, particularly from victims.

The Sun won the right to force the Parole Board to reveal the reasons for its decisions earlier this year

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