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John Worboys

Question for Attorney General

UIN 121511, tabled on 8 January 2018

To ask the Attorney General, how many requests were received by his Department requesting the referral of the sentence in R v John Worboys to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme in 2009; and who those requests were made by.

Answered on

15 January 2018

According to our records, in 2009 the Attorney General’s Office received requests to refer John Worboys’s sentence to the Court of Appeal from a charity that campaigned against violence against women, and from an MP who passed on a constituent’s complaint about the sentence.

Answered by

Attorney General
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