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Gordon Duncan jailed for rapes in Aberdeen

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Image caption The judge told Duncan he had demonstrated a pattern of abusive behaviour

A man who raped two women in Aberdeen and attacked a third has been jailed for nine years.

Gordon Duncan, 31, had denied the attacks but was found guilty after a trial.

He claimed his victims had made up the allegations because they had a "grudge" against him.

Lord Glennie, at the High Court in Edinburgh, said: "The rapes and some of the aspects of violence have to be regarded as very serious."

During his trial, Duncan said: "They have probably both got a grudge against me. I would never force anybody to have sex with me."

But the judge said he had displayed a pattern of behaviour and shown "absolutely no respect" for his victims.

Det Insp Fiona Topping said: "Duncan is a violent and controlling individual who has committed a catalogue of serious offences against females over a number of years.

"It is due to the bravery of Duncan's victims in coming forward, speaking to our officers and then giving evidence during the trial, that his abuse has come to an end."

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