Wednesday 28 March 2018 / 10:07 AM Justice / Richard Burgon

Richard Burgon responds Judicial Review on the Worboys case

Richard Burgon MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Secretary, responding to the Judicial Review on the John Worboys case, said:

“Today’s unprecedented ruling highlights deep flaws in the initial Parole Board decision. The Worboys case underlines once and for all that there is a need for the Government to take urgent measures to guarantee greater transparency in Parole Board decisions.

“But the failures in this case go much wider than the rules governing the Parole Board.

“We need a thorough examination of the handling of this case, from the first reported attack to the police by a victim right through to the parole board hearings.

“Anything less an independent end-to-end review into the whole handling of the Worboys case will fail to re-establish public confidence in our justice system and will let victims down again.”