Met loses appeal against compensation ruling for John Worboys assault victims » National Taxi Association
Metropolitan police lose challenge to ruling that led to two women sexually assaulted by cab driver receiving payout totalling £41,250 The Metropolitan police have lost their challenge to a ruling that led to two women who were sexually assaulted by London cab driver John Worboys being awarded compensation totalling £41,250. One of the women, identified only as DSD, was the first of Worboys’ victims to make a complaint to the Met in 2003; the other, NBV, contacted them after she was attacked in July 2007. Between 2002 and 2008, Worboys, who was jailed for life in 2009, carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults using alcohol and drugs on his victims. In 2013, the high court ruled that the Met was liable to the women for failures in its investigation and said last year that DSD and NBV – who brought their claims under Article 3 of the Human Rights Act, which relate...