Friday 19 January 2018 / 12:33 PM Justice / Richard Burgon

It is deeply regrettable that the Government has refused a review into the Worboys case – Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, following the announcement by the Justice Secretary on the John Worboys case, said:

“Many will be very disappointed by today’s news. The Government needs to take measures that restore public confidence in our justice system. It’s clear that there is a pressing need for real changes that will make Parole Board decisions much more transparent.

“But the Worboys case raises so many serious questions that anything less than an independent end-to-end review into the handling of the case—from the first report to the police of an attack right through to the Parole Board hearing—would let down the victims and the wider public. It is deeply regrettable that the Government once again refused to
announce such a review.”