*R (on the application of DSD and others) v Parole Board of England and Wales and another

Prison – Release on licence. The first defendant Parole Board's decision directing the release of John Worboys, the black cab rapist, had been irrational, as it should have undertaken further inquiry into the circumstances of his offending. The Divisional Court, in quashing the release decision and remitting the case, further held that r 25(1) of the Parole Board Rules 2016, SI 2016/1041, prohibiting the making public of information about Parole Board proceedings, was ultra vires s 239(5) of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

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