UK justice secretary seeks legal advice over John Worboys' release

David Gauke explores whether to launch judicial review after public outcry at decision to free serial sex attacker

The justice secretary, David Gauke, is seeking legal advice on how to prevent the release of the serial sex attacker John Worboys following mass public outcry, the Conservative party chairman said.

Brandon Lewis said Gauke, who became justice secretary in last week’s cabinet reshuffle, was taking advice on whether to launch a judicial review into the Parole Board’s decision to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys after less than 10 years.

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