A former Arsenal youth footballer was released last week from a 12 year sentence for kidnap and indecent assault and is being followed everywhere he goes by detectives, after being branded a ‘dangerous, sexual predator’.

Police fear that Glenford St Hilaire will strike again now he has been released five years early, and are spending thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money in order to keep tabs on him.

A source said:

 He remains a danger to women. Everything is being done to keep the public safe. Any slips and he will be recalled to jail.

The failed footballer has been placed on the sex offenders register for life after a court heard in 2004 that he stalked a 26-year-old journalist home from Stockwell Tube Station, dragged her into an alley and tried to rip off her clothes. She only managed to escape when people heard her screams and ran to help.

St Hilaire had also been jailed in 1990 for raping a 24-year-old Italian nanny, saying to her “It’s your virginity or your life.” The traumatic incident left her with a sexual disease.

The 42-year-old is banned from going out at night, but is able to roam freely during the day. He is currently staying at a secret bail hostel in South London and police, social workers and probation officers intend to meet weekly to discuss his rehabilitation.