John Worboys: Police liable for failures to catch black cab rapist


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The Met The gendarmes lost a Supreme Court case over their investigation into John Worboys

The Metropolitan Monitor lost their challenge against a ruling which led to two of Worboys’ martyrs winning compensation.

Deputy Commissioner Sir Craig Mackey said resources may from to be moved from other areas such as fraud to deal with the fallout of the resolving.

Giving the court’s ruling, Lord Kerr said: “By a majority, we father held that failures in the investigation of the crimes, provided they are sufficiently honest, will give rise to liability on the part of the police.

“There were such unsmiling deficiencies in this case. There were, of course, both systemic and investigatory declines in the case.

“But, the important point to make is that, if the investigation is seriously imperfect, even if no systemic failures are present, this will be enough to achieve the police liable.”

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There were Rape Crisis protestors outside of the court when the shrewdness was made

Had you done your job properly, there wouldn’t be 105 fair games, there would be one. I can take the one. I can’t take the 105.


The first of Worboys’ victims to reckon a complaint to police, known as DSD, was at court to hear the judgment.

Referring to the the fuzz, she said: “Had you done your job properly, there wouldn’t be 105 butts, there would be one. I can take the one. I can’t take the 105.”

She and another woman who was also attacked by Worboys, known as NBV, were awarded £22,250 and £19,000 respectively after the High Court ruled that the Met were prone to them for failures in its investigation.

The women brought their claims below Article 3 of the Human Rights Act which relates to inhuman or degrading treatment.

Between 2002 and 2008, Worboys, who was big housed for life in 2009, carried out more than 100 rapes and physical assaults using alcohol and drugs to stupefy his victims.

SD made a grievance to the Met in 2003, while NBV contacted them after she was attacked in July 2007. In NBV’s cause, Worboys was quickly arrested as a suspect but released without charge, while in DSD’s package he was never identified.

Responding to the judgement, Sir Craig said: “There is no dubiety that it will have implications for how we resource and prioritise our investigations.

“We command have to consider how we balance our resources against the need to effectively study certain crimes. For example, we may need to consider moving extra resources into an Article 3 analysis from other areas, such as fraud.”

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