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Meat cleaver attack rapist Adrian Greene jailed

A career criminal who attacked a former friend with a meat cleaver before raping a woman at knifepoint has been jailed indefinitely.

Irishman Adrian Greene, 29, attacked his victim in Islington, north London, in November 2009.

He was convicted of false imprisonment, actual bodily harm, robbery and two counts of rape at Southwark Crown Court.

The "out of control" robber must serve a minimum of four and a half years.

But he will not be released until he is judged to no longer present a risk to the public.

Bent on revenge

The incident began after Greene - already on the run over another crime - got into a fight.

Later that day he arrived at the Caledonian Road flat of the person he had fought bent on revenge.

He attacked him with a meat cleaver and tied him up with electrical cord before raping a woman at the flat and stealing £500.

Judge Deborah Taylor said Greene, of Roman Way, Enfield, was "violent and out of control".

He has a string of convictions for burglary and wounding with intent,

Also convicted was his brother Darren Greene, of Philip Lane in Tottenham, who aided the attack.

He was found guilty of false imprisonment and jailed for 14 months, but he is expected to be released imminently because he has already served half of his sentence on remand.

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