Rapist John Anthony Walker jailed for Wembley Park sex attack

Sex attacker was caught following a cold case review

A man has admitted raping a woman as she left Wembley Park Tube Station almost 25 years ago.

John Anthony Walker from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, attacked the 25-year-old woman after she on October 16, 1987, and also attacked a teenager in Marlow Railway Station in 1989.

He remained undetected until a cold case review produced DNA which showed up as a match for the 51-year-old.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with three counts of indecent assault and two counts of rape.


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This week, at Oxford Crown Court he admitted the charges and will be sentenced on February 10.

Pete Beirne, from the major crime review team at Thames Valley Police, said: “Offender’s who think they have got away with a crime over the passage of time should be aware that the team will be doing their utmost to bring them to justice and solve crime.”

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