She re­vealed her or­deal at hands of Black Cab rapist

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY KEIR MUDIE

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MON­STER BORIS John­son’s for­mer PR aide Car­rie Sy­monds was a vic­tim of Black Cab rapist John Wor­boys and bravely went public about her or­deal.

Car­rie was just 19 when she was tar­geted as she waited for a night bus in Lon­don.

Wor­boys pulled over in his cab and of­fered her a lift, claim­ing he lived in the same area and say­ing he did not like to see young women wait­ing alone.

Af­ter Wor­boys was con­victed in 2009 over a string of as­saults – and amid fears the num­ber of vic­tims topped 100 – Car­rie waived her right to anonymity and gave an in­ter­view about the in­ci­dent.

She said at the time: “It was ab­so­lutely ter­ri­fy­ing when I found out how many women he had gone af­ter. I was def­i­nitely in a po­si­tion of dan­ger, in a sit­u­a­tion where I was not in con­trol and I will never know what re­ally hap­pened to me.

“He is a sad, wicked man who is a dan­ger to so­ci­ety.

I feel so an­gry that he pleaded not guilty and made us go through the pain of giv­ing ev­i­dence.”

She de­scribed how she waited for a bus on the King’s Road af­ter a night out with friends. Wor­boys pulled up and of­fered to take her back to her Sur­rey home, even though she only had £5 on her.

Af­ter she got into his cab he told her he had won money at the casino and of­fered her a cel­e­bra­tory glass of cham­pagne.

Car­rie said: “I felt in­debted to him be­cause he had given me a cheap lift home. But when I got the glass I se­cretly poured it on to the floor as I was wor­ried it might be spiked.”

Wor­boys then told her about a woman who had per­formed a sex act for £250 and asked Car­rie if she would do the same.

But she laughed it off be­fore he took his at­tack to another level. He climbed into the back and at­tempted to ply her with drink.

Car­rie tried to refuse but Wor­boys persisted. She fi­nally had a shot of vodka, which po­lice be­lieve was spiked. Car­rie has no rec­ol­lec­tion of what hap­pened af­ter.

She said: “I downed it, which was stupid, as I just wanted to get home. From that point on I can’t re­ally re­mem­ber what hap­pened.”

When she fi­nally made it home, Car­rie col­lapsed in front of her mother. She was un­con­scious un­til 3pm the next day.


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