'Cold case' rapist admits 1987 attack on Swindon teenager

A man has admitted raping a teenager in 1987 - after police re-opened the "cold case" almost 30 years later.

David John Mears, 60, broke into the 16-year-old's home in Swindon and attacked her on 12 August.

He was arrested last month after new forensic techniques uncovered fresh evidence.

Mears, from Plymouth, also pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and indecent assault. He will be sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on 8 July.

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