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Daily Record Reporter & Kris Gourlay

Midlothian Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens 'attacked by ex-wife's family'

Da Vinci rapist Robert Greens was allegedly attacked by the family of his ex-wife after they discovered him hiding in a cupboard in her home on Friday.

After being released from prison last year, locals in Midlothian were enraged to find the sex offender living among them once again and staged various protests prompting both the police and council to have him re-housed.

The 44-year-old is said to have grown close to his former wife Angela Gibson since his release, but relatives were fuming when they found him in her Penicuik home on Friday night, January 7, before a 'fight broke out'.

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The Daily Record reports how the incident was the second occasion in a week in which Greens was assaulted after reportedly being punched by a member of the public during a night of drinking in the Midlothian town at Hogmanay.

Greens was given the 'Da Vinci rapist' title following a horrific attack in 2005 on a student near Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, a key-location in the book The Da Vinci Code. The 19-year-old suffered horrific injuries, which were initially thought to have come from a car smash.

Greens was freed from prison in 2012, having served two-thirds of his sentence. The following year, he was returned to jail after he broke one of the conditions of his release by visiting the home town of his former wife. He was again released in 2017 but hauled back to prison after another breach.

On Friday's incident, a family source told the Record: "This family member was furious when they found out Greens was in Angie's house. Greens and Angie have been seen around town together and her family are not happy. She's been away from him since he was convicted and nobody can believe she is putting herself at risk being with him again."

In an earlier incident, it is understood Greens was assaulted outside a pub as he was making his way home after celebrating the New Year. Greens reportedly refused to leave the pub which angered locals.

Sources said Greens was being "loud and cheeky" in the Crescent sports bar before being asked to leave the premises. When he refused he became involved in an altercation with another man before angrily leaving and claiming he would return with relatives. He was then punched in the town's John Street.

The source said: "He was hit outside the pub. Folk couldn't believe the brass neck of him being in the club acting like any normal person instead of a notorious sex offender who's just done 17 years in prison. We don't know what the hell he's playing at. He should be keeping a low profile, not sitting celebrating New Year in a club and annoying other customers. He needs to get out of Penicuik. People are still angry at what he did and nobody has forgotten or forgiven."


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