Dundee rapist branded ‘high-risk’ to appeal conviction

A rapist warned by a judge he may never be freed from prison is appealing his conviction.

Andrew Brown, 57, was jailed for four-and-a-half years at the High Court in Edinburgh in June after he was found guilty of raping two women and sexually assaulting another.

His attacks were carried out at addresses in Dundee and Edinburgh between 2012 and 2016.

Lawyers acting for Brown — who is classed as a “high-risk” offender — are now preparing to appeal his sentence and conviction at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh, with a procedural hearing scheduled for next week.

As well as jailing him, judge Lord Armstrong also imposed a lifelong restriction on Brown in June.

The order means that Brown will be released only if prison bosses are satisfied he no longer poses a danger to public safety.

Lord Armstrong warned Brown the order constituted a sentence of imprisonment for an indeterminate period.

He was previously handed

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