That's what the police said about Stephen Cahoon yesterday after he was found guilty of Jean Quigley's murder.
To say this man is a brute demeans the word brute.
And now we can speak freely about his history of attacks on females and lay bare his brutal nature.
The shame is a young pregnant woman had to die before this man got a life sentence and was taken off the streets.
Stephen Cahoon has left a trail of life sentences in his wake of battered victims scarred for ever by his terrible crimes.
Let us hope yesterday was the final chapter in this man's shocking tale of hate against women.