Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mindaugas Butkus: Fugitive criminal from Eastern Europe stalked and raped two women in knife-point attacks

A fugitive Eastern European criminal exploited EU 'open door' border laws to enter Britain and rape two women in terrifying twin attacks.

Mindaugas Butkus, 23, fled his native Lithuania over a vicious knife-point robbery - yet he was allowed to come to the UK legally and without permission saying he wanted to work here to support his family back home.

Just weeks after arriving in Liverpool, he stalked two women before beating one across the face and threatening the other with a knife in two separate rapes.

Bizarrely an EU arrest warrant for Butkus was only issued in Lithuania after police alerted the authorities to his arrest for the sex attacks.