The way the Parole Board of England and Wales operates is to be reviewed to see whether it needs “fundamental” reform.

The government probe comes a year after the board caused an outcry by ruling so-called black-cab rapist John Worboys was safe to be freed.

One option would be for every parole hearing to be conducted like a court or tribunal, with a judge in charge.

The justice secretary has already announced new rights for victims to challenge

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