A Yorkshire woman, who won compensation from Lotto rapist Iorworth Hoare after a lengthy legal battle, has received an MBE from the Queen earlier today at Buckingham Palace. 82 year old retired teacher Shirley Woodman waived her anonymity after being awarded the gong for services to the community.
She was attacked by Hoare in Leeds in 1988. He was jailed for life the following year and scooped £7.2million in 2004 when he bought a Lotto Extra ticket while on day release from prison.
Mrs Woodman sued Hoare for damages when she heard of his win and after a four year legal battle she won a groundbreaking ruling from the Law Lords and was awarded compensation in an out-of-court settlement.
More top news
David Hirst visited Angel's Desserts in the Sleaford and North Hykeham constituency to find out.
More than £6,000 has been raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance ahead of the funeral of a police officer killed in a motorbike crash.
Weather: Early morning forecast with Jon Mitchell