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Black cab rapist John Worboys ‘questioned over new sex allegations’

Black cab rapist John Worboys has reportedly been questioned by police after new sexual assault allegations were made against him.

The Metropolitan Police said a 61-year-old man had been interviewed under caution last month in Yorkshire over the allegations that referred to historic sex attacks.

Worboys was jailed indefinitely in 2009 after being found guilty of 19 counts of rape, sexual assault and drugging against 12 victims.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE. Undated handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of taxi driver John Worboys, 51, who drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women passengers after pretending he had won the lottery.

John Worboys drugged and sexually assaulted a string of women passengers (Picture: PA)

Scotland Yard said the most recent allegations, which arose after an investigation was launched in January this year, include sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 1997 and 2007.

The BBC are reporting that the person questioned was notorious sex attacker Worboys.

In a statement the force said: ‘An investigation was launched in January 2018 after a number of women contacted police with information.

‘Since then, officers have assessed all the information provided and established there are a number of allegations that required investigation.

JOHN WORBOYS is seen being escorted in handcuffs into the High Court in London where two of his victims are due to challenge the decision to release him from prison. London Mayor Sadiq Khan will also urge Sir Brian Leveson and Mr Justice Garnham to allow judicial review action against the Parole Board. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP ? Licensed to London News Pictures. 07/02/2018. London, UK.

Worboys escorted in handcuffs into the High Court in London where two of his victims challenged the decision to release him from prison earlier this year (Picture: LNP)

(Picture: PA) Undated Metropolitan Police handout photo of John Worboys' cab, who was found guilty today of drugging a woman passenger and sexually assaulting her by a jury at Croydon Crown Court.

John Worboys’ cab where his sexual assaults took place (Picture: PA)

‘Police also sought early investigative advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.’

Worboys will serve a minimum term of eight years for he attacks on 12 victims.

But police believe that in total he committed sex crimes against 105 women between 2002 and 2008 in the back of his black cab.

A decision earlier this year to release him was overturned by three High Court judges who said the Parole Board must make a ‘fresh determination’ in his case following a challenge by victims.



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