Police Scotland have welcomed the sentencing of Kenneth Bright at the High Court in Edinburgh for a number of serious sexual offences, including rape of a vulnerable girl and woman in Paisley and Johnstone.

Detective Inspector Allan Kelly said: “Bright preyed on women, including a 14-year-old girl, and escaped justice for a number of years, and I commend them for coming forward with such courage.

“Bright has now been jailed and I particularly welcome him being put on the sex offenders register indefinitely.

“Detectives want to let perpetrators of this kind of crime know that their behaviour will not be tolerated and Police Scotland will always investigate reports of a sexual nature, no matter when the offence happened, in a professional and sensitive manner.”

Over a number of years, Bright, 35, raped two young women and a 14-year-old girl who were under the influence and incapable of consenting to sex.

The first offence took place at a flat in Bellahouston, Glasgow in February 2014. The second in Johnstone in September 2019 and his third victim was a 14-year-old girl after she fell asleep at a flat in Paisley in February 2020.