A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a series of sexual and violent offences in Lanarkshire.

David Cooper was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on July 5 after previously being convicted of the offences - which took place in the Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire areas – on Friday, May 10.

The offences were committed against four women over a 20-year period between 2002 and 2022.

The 38-year-old has also been sentenced to non-harassment orders against the four women.

Detective Inspector Cheryl Gebbie said: “David Cooper is a dangerous individual who has committed a variety of serious crimes against his victims, subjecting them to sexual abuse and violence.

“We acknowledge how difficult this has been for Cooper’s victims and their families.

“We hope that his conviction and sentencing will bring them some comfort and our thoughts remain with them.

“We would like to take this opportunity to reach out to any victims of sexual and physical violence to please report it to police.

“This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and we will continue to work closely with our partner agencies to support victims involved.”