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John Worboys: The Taxi Cab Rapist with Susanna Reid

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 22 Feb 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 08 2018 : Sat 17 Feb - Fri 23 Feb
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    New
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John Worboys: The Taxi Cab Rapist with Susanna Reid
 
“More than anything, I want to know if women are still being let down by the criminal justice system when it comes to sex crimes.” - Susanna Reid, reporter
 
In this one-off documentary for ITV’s Crime & Punishment season, Susanna Reid speaks to victims and people who knew John Worboys to ask whether he really is fit to be freed - or whether he remains a threat to women.
 
Cab driver and former stripper Worboys is one of Britain’s most prolific sex attackers, who is  thought to have assaulted over 100 women.
 
Worboys received an indeterminate prison sentence in 2009 for attacks on 12 women, but the Parole Board has ruled he is now fit to be released after only a decade behind bars, causing a national controversy in which the case was raised in Parliament.
 
Featuring new testimony from those closely involved in and affected by his case, plus archive footage, this programme provides a unique insight into the chilling story of how Worboys drugged and raped women while working as a taxi driver.
 
Susanna also investigates whether such a prolific offender who committed such serious crimes should ever be released back on to the streets.