Woman-hating rapist jailed

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A man who hated women, and who had a "game plan" to murder four females, was sent indefinitely to Rampton high-security psychiatric hospital yesterday following a series of frenzied attacks.

Rodney Barnes targeted and stalked women on their own to terrorise, rob or sexually attack them. Police discovered he also had a list of 30 high- profile potential victims. Barnes was described by one psychiatrist as "probably the most dangerous man I have seen in my professional career". He told police he wanted "to see out my game plan" - the murder of four female relations, including his mother and former wife. Barnes, 31, from South Ockendon, Essex, admitted a rape, an indecent assault, seven robberies, an attempted robbery and a theft in six weeks, starting on 5 March last year.