"The Metropolitan police, with the backing of Theresa May, are taking two rape survivors to the supreme court after the women won a human rights case over serious failures in the way police investigated a serial rapist.
As home secretary, May intervened on behalf of the police in their attempt to overturn the landmark victory. Her successor, Amber Rudd, is supporting the police case against the women.
The pair – known as DSD and NBV – were raped by the serial sex attacker John Worboys, a black cab driver, in 2003 and 2007. When they reported the attacks to police, officers did not believe them.
As a result of serious failures in the way the Met handled the case, Worboys was able to continue attacking women until he was finally brought to justice in 2009. He is responsible for the rape and sexual assault of more than 100 women, and remains one of the most prolific serial sexual offenders"