A dire character who roamed free for years, in spite of LE's best efforts to apprehend him:

'Your utter depravity knows no bounds - so you will die in prison': Beast of Bermondsey who raped elderly women jailed for life
A brutal rapist who terrorised elderly women in a suburb for more than a decade was told today he will live out his days behind bars.

Michael Roberts, 45, has become the first man to get a 'life means life' sentence for rape after raping three victims - one aged 83 - and viciously attacking a fourth in Bermondsey, south London.

Known as the Bermondsey Beast, he evaded justice for 15 years but was captured after a cold case review by Scotland Yard using advances in DNA.
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First man in UK to get a "life means life" sentence for rape - let's hope this judicial trend continues:
Following a trial at Southwark Crown Court, the 45-year-old, of no fixed address, was given four life sentences by Judge Stephen Robbins.

Judge Robbins said: 'I do sentence you to imprisonment for the rest of your natural life ... your utter depravity knows no bounds, these are very grave offences.'
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Roberts subjected his terrified victims to horrific ordeals during a series of violent burglaries in south London in the late 1980s
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Perhaps he at least repented of his crimes when allowed to speak?
After the sentence was read out Roberts said: I will only say this my lord, I am absolutely not guilty and I will... before he was dragged from the dock by prison guards.
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much more at Daily Mail link above, including pictures and a timeline.