Hundreds march in protest over Greens

09/07/2012,  TSPL, Scotsman, Evening News, Local residents  take part in a protest march to the house of convicted rapist Robert Greens who stays in a cottage in the Newtongrange area.  Pic Ian Rutherford

09/07/2012, TSPL, Scotsman, Evening News, Local residents take part in a protest march to the house of convicted rapist Robert Greens who stays in a cottage in the Newtongrange area. Pic Ian Rutherford

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HUNDREDS of baying protestors descended on the home of Da Vinci Code rapist Robert Greens this week, just days after his solicitor described him as “virtually a prisoner in his own home.”

On Monday, around 600 campaigners took part in a ‘two-pronged’ march, from Newtongrange and Bonnyrigg, to the sex offender’s house – which lies between the two communities.

The marches were, according to organisers, a ‘symbolic representation’ of the two communities coming together in a bid to get Greens removed from Midlothian.

At a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last week, in which Lothian and Borders Police won a temporary order to control Greens’ movements, it emerged that he had made threats to police about committing more crimes.

Protestors have since alleged that he threatened them during a recent altercation outside his cottage.

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