Greenwich rapist jailed for 17 years after attacking two women

A man who attacked two women in separate incidents in Greenwich has been jailed for 17 years.

Alan Green, 39, of Thanington Court, Greenwich, was found guilty of three counts of rape, three counts of digital penetration and one count of attempted rape.

The two attacks took place in Blackheath in March 2019 and Tunnel Avenue in June that same year.

On March 9 at 4.30am, Green approached a woman in her 50s on her way to work walking across Blackheath Common and pushed her to the ground then attempted to rape her before he fled the scene on his bike.

The victim briefly fought with Green to get her bag back as he fled.

Terrified and traumatised, she then made her way to work and alerted colleagues who informed police.

On June 2 at 2am, a woman in her 20s was talking on the phone to a friend as she approached a footbridge near Tunnel Avenue on Greenwich Peninsula.

She became aware of Green, who passed her before turning back on himself, which alarmed her.

Green grabbed the victim, who tried to fight him off, but she was pulled into a bush and raped.

Green then fled on a bike and the victim was able to return home where she alerted police.

Officers identified Green through forensic evidence as being the person responsible.

Detective Constable Andrew Sumpter, the investigating officer, said: “Green is clearly a dangerous offender and we are pleased he will now be behind bars for a significant period of time.

“The two women subject to his attacks will never be able to forget what happened to them last year and we want to commend their bravery in supporting this lengthy investigation.”

On Monday, 13 January, he was sentenced to 17 years in jail, with an extended licence period of four years.

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