Trucker jailed over 1989 sex attack
A lorry driver has been jailed for raping a woman two decades ago - after he was snared by a DNA sample he gave last year for a motoring offence.
Leslie Marshall, 51, from South Lanarkshire, was given a six and a half year sentence for the brutal sex attack, after evading justice for more than 20 years.
The father-of-five raped a 22-year-old in a parked car in a country lane in Burnley, Lancashire, in 1989.
He was finally caught after his arrest for a minor driving offence last July.
Marshall, of Stonefield Road, Blantyre, was detained for fiddling his tachograph, which tracks a lorry's movements.
During the police investigation, his DNA was taken and proved a match for the cold case.
Marshall's victim said she has lived in fear for the last two decades but can finally move on now he has been caught.
She said: "I was always looking over my shoulder. I never wanted to do anything or go anywhere, just in case they were there.
"A lot of friends, I felt, didn't believe me. I have lost touch with them.
"The nightmares will never stop, but I hope they will not be as bad knowing somebody has been done for it."