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Katarina Sydow examines the High Court’s decision to award Human Rights Act damages in respect of an inadequate police investigation


In a decision handed down on 23 July 2014, the High Court has found that the Metropolitan Police Service (“MPS”) must pay damages of £22,250 and £19,000 respectively to Claimants DSD and NBV for failing to conduct an effective investigation into the rapes and other sexual offences committed by John Worboys, the so-called “Black Cab Rapist”, between 2002 and 2008 (DSD & NBV v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] EWHC 2493 (QB).

Barristers: Katarina Sydow
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