TAXI driver rapist John Worboys had been learning Spanish as part of a plan for a new life on Spain’s costas.
The 62-year-old, who now goes by the name John Derek Radford, had hoped he would eventually be released to start a new life in Spain.
But the serial rapist looks set to spend the rest of his life behind bars at Wakefield jail after massive public uproar at his pending release.
“He had all the books and DVDs and was becoming pretty fluent.
“He wanted to eventually live in Spain where, worryingly, he’d be totally anonymous and God only knows what he’d get up to out there mixing with tourists.
“He had also changed his name so he could slip under the radar.
“Now it has all been for nothing. You don’t need much Spanish in Wakefield nick,” a source at the prison told the Daily Star.
Worboys was jailed in 2009 for a spate of sex assaults on 12 women in London.
He could have obtained permission to travel abroad from probation officers after a parole board deemed him to be no longer a danger.
But the decision is expected to be reversed when Worboys goes in-front of a Judge to be sentenced in September after he admitted to sex attacks on four more women.