WATCH: Moment police arrest man who raped teen 30 years ago

Body cam footage has captured the moment police arrested a man who raped a teenage girl in Gloucestershire more than 30 years ago, after a DNA match led to his arrest.

The footage, shared by Gloucestershire Police, shows the man, named as Paul Shakespeare, at home in his sitting room as the officers enter his house.

He initially laughs in disbelief on hearing the charge against him.

See the video here:

Paul Shakespeare raped the 18-year-old girl who had been walking her dog along the Honeybourne line in Cheltenham in April 1990.

Shakespeare, 66, and of Scaleby Close, Upperby in Carlisle appeared at Gloucester Crown Court via video link yesterday, Thursday, November 18.

He admitted one count of rape and one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The victim had been walking along a public footpath when she was approached by Shakespeare, who was a stranger to her. He was carrying a wooden stick which was sharpened into a point and had a nail protruding from one end.

Shakespeare then raped the victim in some nearby undergrowth and afterwards made threats to not tell anyone what he did before he ran away from the scene.

A full DNA profile was recovered at the time of the incident, but following numerous attempts over the years to identify the suspect there was no DNA match.

However, earlier this year Shakespeare was arrested for being in possession of a knife and his DNA was taken and added to a national database.

This later led to a forensic match to the 1990 rape and Shakespeare was arrested on August 15 and subsequently charged with the offences.

Shakespeare was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on January 17 at Bristol Crown Court.

If you have experienced rape, sexual assault or abuse, and wish to report the crime, contact police by calling 101 or 999 in the case of an emergency.

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre support women dealing with the effects of rape and sexual abuse. For more information visit their website glosrasac.org

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