Minister rejects call for in-depth inquiry into John Worboys case

David Gauke backs proposals for greater Parole Board transparency, and Worboys victim reveals fears over his release

The new justice secretary, David Gauke, has rejected calls for an “end-to-end inquiry” into the case of the serial sex attacker John Worboys, who is about to be released from prison.

But he backed proposals for greater transparency from the Parole Board in explaining why offenders are freed and how assessments of future risks are conducted.

Related: Why is John Worboys being released after less than 10 years?

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