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'Wife framed me as Night Stalker'

The man accused of being the Night Stalker rapist has given his version of events for the first time, claiming his ex-wife framed him in a 30-year campaign of "malice" and "hatred".

Delroy Grant told a jury that Janet Watson stored his semen and saliva for 15 years before planting his DNA on a string of burglary victims.

The 53-year-old, who has fathered 10 children by four different women, said she was angered by his womanising and violence.

Speaking softly in a Jamaican accent, he told Woolwich Crown Court: "My DNA was planted by someone else."

Twice-married Grant, who denies the charges against him, said Ms Watson asked him to put his semen in six cups and fill another with saliva after she found out he had been cheating on her in 1977.

Days later, he claimed to have seen her deliver containers of the fluid to a man on a motorcycle wearing a white coat.

When Courtenay Griffiths QC, for the defence, asked him how he explained his "one in a billion" DNA connection with a catalogue of attacks on the elderly between 1992 and 2009, he said Ms Watson had been helped by an "unknown accomplice".

When asked who this could be, he said: "I had seen Janet in the pub with guys hanging around her. It could be one of them."

He said Ms Watson was furious about an affair he had with a woman named as Glendean. "While I was having an affair with Glendean, I came home one afternoon and she was there to confront me about the relationship," he said. "So we decided that I should stop the relationship with Glendean."

Ms Watson told him she was not going to sleep with him unless she had his saliva and semen tested, he claimed.

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