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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.

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