Liam Brigginshaw, Assistant Chief Constable of Essex, said: "Thompson is a dangerous individual.
"He (Scott Thompson) is known to carry a knife and we are aware of two other incidents in which allegations of rape have been made against him - one in London where an investigation is still continuing."
So dangerous that he was given bail for an alleged rape and stabbing - leaving him free to rape and stab Catherine Grosstephan, aged 89.
He raped her twice and stabbed her six times when she tried to run away. He was arrested the same day but police later bailed him - despite compelling evidence including his DNA on the woman's underwear and the previous rape allegation - when she said she did not want to pursue the case.
I see. The new politically correct 'we always prosecute' police give a man bail despite a woman in hospital with stab wounds and DNA evidence. I think this is one of those cases when I'm with Julie Bindel.