Victims will be able to challenge decisions under measures announced by justice secretary

Victims of crime will be able to challenge Parole Board decisions for the first time under measures being introduced following the case of John Worboys, the black-cab rapist whose release from prison was overturned by the high court.

Among the proposals being unveiled on Saturday are a judge-led process that could in some instances be open to the public to force the board to reconsider a decision without victims having to resort to a judicial review. The move will be subject to the results of a consultation also launching on Saturday.

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