Worboys, aged 60, is a former London Black Cab driver. He was jailed in 2009, convicted of sex offences against twelve women. His victims were given drug-laced champagne under the guise of celebrating a false lottery win, and the prospect of his release, where he has been moved to a London jail in preparation has caused much controversy.

Mayor seeks separate judicial review

Although Justice Secretary David Gauke claims that this decision doesn't "preclude others from taking action", it was decided the government would take no active role in preventing his release. There has been, however, a public outcry with this decision, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan seeking a separate judicial review for Worboys's impending release, which he described as "deeply concerning", despite Gauke voicing his confidence the procedure had been followed correctly.

Meanwhile, Worboys has changed his name via deed poll to John Radford.

His victims are said to be very disappointed with this prospect, with one victim saying how she was certain that Worboys would "be in jail for life". Two other victims - named as DSD and NBV - have been working together to bring their own case for judicial review on the decision, as well as both separately challenging how the Supreme Court deals with sexual assault cases under the Human Rights Act.

100 sexual assault incidents

The historical assault claim was reported to the police this month and the Metropolitan Police are currently looking into the accusation. It has been estimated by prosecutors that despite his conviction, he is responsible for over 100 sexual assault incidents over the years. The Centre for Woman's Justice is a charity which campaigns for legal justice for women suffering violence at the hands of men, and are currently crowdfunding to raise legal costs for DSD and NBV to fight Worboy's release.

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The total raised currently stands at £56,711 - they have raised just over half of their £100,000 target.

The charity determined DSD and NBV's case to about "taking violence against women seriously and improving state accountability to ensure that victims are adequately protected".

DSD and NBV are to be legally represented by the Director of The Centre for Woman's Justice Harriet Wistrich, who claimed the decision to release Worboys is "insulting and horrific for all the victims concerned". The first steps of this legal battle include a letter sent by the two women to the Parole Board, which argues that Worboys "remains a danger to women and that everything should be done to stop his imminent release". No arrests have currently been made relating to the historical accusation.