BLACK cab rapist John Worboys has been questioned by police over a number of new allegations of sexual assault.

He was interviewed under caution last month in connection with alleged offences including sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The offences are said to have occurred between 1997 and 2007.

At the time of his conviction in 2009 he was jailed indefinitely with a minimum sentence of eight years after he had been convicted of 19 offences against 12 victims.

Worboys, 61, who has changed his name to John Radford, is currently trying to get parole by saying his human rights have been violated.

He wants his new lawyer, whose name has not been publicly released, to argue that by granting him his freedom earlier this year and reversing the decision his human rights were impacted.

Worboys was jailed in 2009 on 19 charges against 12 women.

The Sun and two victims led a campaign for a judicial review of the Parole Board's decision and three High Court judges ruled in March that he should stay in prison.

Police believe he may have had more than 100 victims.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: "Detectives investigating a number of allegations of non-recent sexual assault have interviewed a 61-year-old man under caution.

"An investigation was launched in January 2018 after a number of women contacted police with information. Since then, officers have assessed all the information provided and established there are a number of allegations that required investigation. Police also sought early investigative advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

"The allegations include sexual assault and administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence; and are said to have been committed between 1997 and 2007.

"The man was interviewed at a venue in Yorkshire on Wednesday 4 July. The investigation continues."