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

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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