ENGLISH NEWS: Probe launched after convicted murderer attempts rape after prison release in England

CONVICTED: Murderer David Greening has been jailed for life for a horrifying attempted rape. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police.

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a convicted killer was released early from his life sentence, only to go on and try to rape a woman a day after he was freed.

In July of this year, David Greening followed a woman, dragged her down a bank and forced himself upon her after he was released from HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire, England, where he had been serving time for beating his father to death.

The court heard Greening was desperate for sex and had been drinking alcohol and taking drugs before launching the terrifying attack in Plymouth in the early hours of the morning. After the attack Greening went on the run until he was arrested walking down the A38 a few days later.

Greening pleaded guilty to attempted rape on July 30 and has now been handed a second life sentence for his crimes. During his ruling, Judge James Townsend described the attempted rape as “horrific” and said:

“Having followed her, you attacked her. You dragged her down a bank and repeatedly tried to rape her.

“In the course of the attack, you covered her mouth, presumably to stop her screaming.

“The terror and revulsion she felt are vividly set out in the victim’s statement.”

As Euro Weekly News understands, the exact circumstance of his release on temporary licence have not been revealed. However in a statement released by a spokesman from the Prison Service said:

“These were horrific crimes and we are conducting a review of what happened.

“More than 99 per cent of offenders released on temporary licence obey the rules and risk assessments are carried out before any offender is allowed out.”

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