Press "Enter" to skip to content

X Factor rapist Philip Blackwell ‘targeted two more victims due to police delays’

CAGED X Factor rapist Philip Blackwell was able to target two more victims because police delayed their investigation, it has been claimed.

Blackwell, 56, received 17 life sentences after admitting 31 sex attacks on nine women over 22 years, starting in 1997.

Cops found videos of the “devious and manipulative” monster abusing them.

One victim said she reported him to Devon and Cornwall police in 2017 and again in February 2019, six months before his arrest.

At least two attacks on victims are understood to have taken place after the first report in 2017 was made.

A number of complaints have been filed against the force who took the original tip – including from women who were raped after police knew.

A victim said the delay must be investigated.

She added: “What he did to me was despicable. It will affect me forever.

“There was a chance the last two victims could have been prevented.

“It is so fantastic he is behind bars and I commend Warwickshire police.

“But an investigation into the time has to be taken now.”

Blackwell, of Launceston, Cornwall, sang Spandau Ballet’s Gold on ITV’s X Factor in 2008.

on on or EMAIL [email protected]

Be First to Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *