M25 rapist is ‘being considered for parole’ a week after board orders release of taxi driver John Worboys


M25 rapist Antoni Imiela is being considered for parole, it was reported last night a week after the decision to free taxi driver John Worboys .

Imiela, 63, was jailed in 2004 and given seven life sentences for the rape of nine women and girls, eight of which occurred in just one year.

But The Sun reported last night that a parole board are set to meet to discuss his release, 14 years on from his detention.

The railway worker, who was born in West Germany to a Polish father and German mother, emigrated with his family to the UK at the age of seven. He became known as the M25 Rapist because many of his attacks happened near the motorway, as his crimes took place in Surrey, Kent, Berkshire, London, Hertfordshire and even Birmingham.

In one assault, he telephoned the mother of the victim to boast about raping her daughter.

Sources told the paper a date for a full hearing, which will be held in secret, is likely to be set by March. Another told them: “It’s inconceivable that he should be freed.”

The Parole Board were contacted for comment last night.

The release of Worboys, 60, who is thought to be one of Britain’s worst sex offenders, came about after a parole board found he was no longer dangerous and ordered his release.

He was jailed for life in 2009 when he was convicted of 19 offences and ordered to serve a minimum sentence of eight years.