Man cleared of raping woman at Lockerbie house
A 23-year-old man has been cleared of raping a young woman.
Andrew Lord, from Dumfries, had been charged with raping the woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at a house in Lockerbie in October last year.
A jury at the High Court in Glasgow found him not guilty. Mr Lord, a tyre fitter, had always denied the offence.
His defence counsel Susan Burns said: "This has been a tremendous strain for him."
She added that when Mr Lord was charged with rape his previous employer told him not to come back.