Well-known Dublin rapist locked up in UK after alleged possession of 'shortened shotgun'
Rapist Trevor Byrne has been locked up in Britain, after a court appearance for possession of a shortened shotgun.
Byrne (38) appeared in Preston Crown Court last month and pleaded not guilty, the Irish Daily Star reported.
He is due to appear for trial next March.
The dangerous predator has been in and out of prison since his teens, and his last known address was in a tent in Dublin city centre.
Byrne, who once asked to be returned to prison, had been the target of vigilantes at a number of addresses in Dublin.
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He received a 15-year sentence for raping a woman in November of 1993. During the ordeal the 18-year-old was told by Byrne he had to kill her and he hit her with a brick.
He was released in 2005, but within 36 hours he attacked a woman from the Philippines, threatening to cut her throat. Byrne got a five-year sentence for the attack and was released in 2009.
He then attacked a 24-year-old French woman after following her and forcing his way into her home in Phibsborough in September that year.
Most recently staff at the Mater hospital were put on alert after he was spotted lurking near the hospital.
Pictures of him along with safety warnings were posted around the hospital.