A nightclub bouncer known as the "white van man" after he sexually assaulted women in three counties was in jail yesterday after being identified by a family member's DNA.
James Davies, 32, was caught last month, five years after his last attack. Because he was not known to police, he had evaded capture. But thanks to advances in DNA testing, the case was reopened and samples taken from the crime scenes, in Farnborough, Hants, Eaton Socon, Cambs, and Bozeat, Northants, threw up a near match to a relative's DNA, which led police to Davies, who was a perfect match. He was jailed for four and a half years at Northampton Crown Court yesterday, after admitting sexually attacking three women as they walked alone.
Davies, of Camberley, Surrey, earned his nickname because of the transport he used after each attack.