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John Docherty jailed for murder of teenager Elaine Doyle

John Docherty and Elaine Doyle
Image caption Former soldier Docherty murdered Elaine in Greenock in 1986

The man who murdered Greenock teenager Elaine Doyle more than 28 years ago has been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in prison.

John Docherty, 49, was convicted of killing the 16-year-old in June.

Elaine's body was found in a lane near to her parents' flat, in Ardgowan Street in Greenock, in 1986.

Former soldier Docherty was given life, with a minimum of 21 years before being considered for parole. He was convicted after new DNA evidence came to light.

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