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Cabbie to face drug rape charges
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A further 30 women responded to police appeals for possible victims
A taxi driver has been charged by police investigating a series of attacks on women in black cabs.

John Worboys, 50, of Sovereign Crescent in Rotherhithe, south-east London, is charged with rape, sexual assault and administering a substance with intent.

The charges follow an investigation into five attacks in which victims were picked up in a black cab near Oxford Street, Kings Road or London Bridge.

Mr Worboys will appear at Sutton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

Following appeals, a further 30 women have come forward.

Many of the women said they had been entrapped by a cab driver who pretended to have won money, then gave them drugged champagne or wine before attacking them.



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