Monitoring of rapist ‘too costly’ to go on

TWENTY-FOUR-hour supervision of “Da Vinci Code rapist” Robert Greens has been withdrawn because the council responsible for monitoring him can no longer afford it, a solicitor has claimed.

Greens, now living in a hostel in Edinburgh, was jailed for ten years after raping a Dutch teenager near Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian in May 2005.

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Andy McGlone, the solicitor representing Chief Constable David Strang, told Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday that Greens’ monitoring had been “significantly dropped” for financial reasons and not because Greens was any less of a threat.

However, last night Midlothian Council denied the decision had been taken for financial reasons and said it had been a multi-agency recommendation